Dancers: Sabelo Cele and Bhori Thabethe

Editing: Magnificent Shabalala

Poetry: Lwazi Magudulela


Uhambo is documentation of how queer bodies thrive through living in movement – (Trans)tioning –(Trans)figuring – (Trans)forming. Uhambo scripts being queer and black as a continuous journey of self, in self, through self and for self. Uhambo is Uhambo.

Sabelo Cele
Sabelo Cele


Sabelo Cele is a 25-year-old Black South African, born in Soweto and grew up in Ezakheni, Ladysmith. Currently a Masters Candidate (Drama and Performance Studies) at the University of Kwazulu-Natal. Sabelo is a versatile performer who has performed in festivals like: National Arts Festival, Dance Umbrella, and JOMBA! Under the partnership of JOMBA! 2020 and STAND, and the mentorship of Gregory Maqoma, Sabelo created his dance film Isabelo.

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