Choreographed by Sandile Mkhize (in collaboration with Tshediso Kabulu)
Danced by Sandile Mkhize and Tshediso Kabulu
Lighting Design by Wesley Maherry
The South African tour is made possible with the support of the city of Geneva, the canton of Geneva,
Pro Helvetia – Zürich and Pro Helvetia – Johannesburg.
TAKE ME BACK HOME is a duet that begins to rethink notions of black masculinity and brotherhood. Mkhize takes us on a journey to what home means for the body – a place of self-discovery and self-interrogation.
At age 16 Sandile was introduced to contemporary dance in a development programme under Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre. Soon he began doing productions that toured in places like Holland (World Children’s Festival), Paris (Dance Africa Dance Festival) and which also toured in African countries like Mali and Burkina Faso. In 2006 Siwela Sonke offered him a permanent contract and he performed in many productions with the company such as Qhaphela Ceaser and Body of Evidence. In 2011 Sandile became a freelancer, which continued for almost 2 years before he joined the Playhouse Dance residency in 2013. In that same year he co-founded Phakama Dance Theatre and remains the Artistic Director and main choreographer of this company. In 2015 he choreographed If The World Was Listening for NAF – which took two awards home. That year he received the Male Dancer of The Year Award at the Durban Dancelink Awards.