Vincent Mantsoe

Vincent Mantsoe in SoliDad- photo by Val Adamson

(live) DANCE IN A DIGITAL AGE – in conversation with

VINCENT MANTSOE
(South Africa/France)

Saturday 29 August – 15h00

C u t……
Part one:

Choreographed By: Vincent Sekwati Mantsoe
Music Composition: Mpho Molikeng
Videographer: Frank Pizon
In Collaboration and Co-Production with: Institute Français South Africa and The Market Theatre

The tension of pulling the log, the weight and momentum of cutting wood, the energy in-between two extreme points. A strike in motion that can break various e-motions and power.
Cut the cot, break the pattern, stand tall, move in a precise path.

 

Vincent Sekwati Koko Mantsoe’s recognition as a choreographer, teacher and performer demonstrates that to be successfully integrated into the performance arena as a contemporary artist, one does not have to disavow one’s cultural heritage. Growing up in Diepkloof, Soweto, Mantsoe’s innately musical understanding of movement and its transformational potential was founded in the early years. When still a boy he would assist in the dancing and drumming that his grandmother, his mother, and two of his aunts performed in their capacity as ‘Sangomas’. In 1990 he was accepted into the newly established trainee programme of Moving Into Dance Mophatong (MIDM) under the leadership of Sylvia Glasser. Winner of international and national awards in performance and choreography, Manstoe has created works for international and national dance companies across the globe.