David Matamela

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Mudanalo David Matamela (19**-). Choreographer.


Started a dancing career at 19, and then travelled with Free Flight Dance Company to Germany and Switzerland. Tina Turner was so impressed with him, she gave him a 1 year scholarship to attend the Alvin Ailey Dance School in New York .

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

He has taught at Broadway Dance Project, South Africa; AFDA School and Pretoria Technikon and the Kelsey Middleton Dance Company. In 2007, he became resident choreographer for the The Lion King, South Africa and then became one of the principal creators and choreographers of African Footprint. He has also worked on Dorp to Dorp, a road show for SABC 2, and appeared in and choreographed a number of TV advertisements.

Awards, etc.

Standard Bank Young Artist Award (Dance) 1998.


Material held by NELM in various files.

TVSA [1].

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