MARCIA MZINDLE

INTO EMDAKA

MARCIA MZINDLE

Marcia Mzindle- INTO EMDAKA
Marcia Mzindle- INTO EMDAKA

Choreographed and Performed by Marcia Mzindle

Cinematography and Editing: Naomi Gumede

Music Credits: Sibusile Xaba – Nomaphupho, Mojalefa “M’jakes” Thebe – Maskandi mix, and Mthandazo Mofokeng – Drumming

Costume and Set design: Marcia Mzindle

INTO EMDAKA was conceived while pursuing my Master’s degree with a strong interest in the body — particularly Black women’s bodies, looking at dance and in physical performances. I am a young Black South African woman, a performance maker, and am currently on a continuous journey of Ubungoma (sangoma training). INTO EMDAKA is a negotiation of all three of these shifting identities. The work focuses on reimagining the Black female body as a ‘site of possibilities’ that unveils its multiple identities, focusing on where the invisibility in relation to systematic oppression and hyper-visibility in my body politics dwells. The name of the film is titled INTO EMDAKA loosely translated as something dirty/unclean. The title is a play on words and perception; the viewer reads with their own understanding of what they see/deem/understand to be unclean.

About Marcia Mzindle

Marcia Mzindle has an MA, from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Drama and Performance Studies Programme. Mzindle is a freelance writer, a drama and performance tutor, choreographer and dancer. Mzindle also holds a National Certificate in Film and Television Production Operations from BigFish School of Digital Filmmaking in conjunction M-Net-Magic Factory and is also a graduate from the Durban University of Technology.

Introdans thanks the Royal Netherlands Embassy (South Africa) for supporting their trip to JOMBA!