Samantha Pienaar (19**-). Actress, director, choreographer and movement lecturer.
Samantha studied at Rhodes University Drama Department from 1989. Her interest in contemporary movement developed while she was there. She went on to the UCT Drama School for her Honours in Directing, after which she did a Masters in Choreography at Rhodes University (1994), where she was introduced to Physical Theatre.
With this rich background she took up a seven-year post at the Stellenbosch University Drama Department.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
She choreographed Barcodes (1997) and directed and choreographed Grafwater: There is life after jumping (a true story). KKNK 1999.
In 2005 she created the dance drama I of Heart, based on the biography of heart surgeon Chris Barnard, Book of the Heart.
Die Burger, 16 May 2006.
Interviewed by Joanna Wright, Daily Dispatch, 11 July 2006.
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