Vuyani Dance Theatre

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A contemporary African dance company founded in 1999 by Artistic Director, Gregory Maqoma, VDT seeks to produce work that questions and challenges social values while, simultaneously, exploiting history as a launch pad for (material) research and development.

Prior to July 2003 it had been operating on a project to project basis. In 2004 the company established its fulltime programme in a permanent space (The Dance Space) and shifted from the project to project basis and made its name both nationally and internationally.

VDT constantly finds co-creators and performers from all over the world and has appeared in various venues at home and around the world

Performances include:

2015: Rain Dance ; 28 to 30 May 2at the John Kani Theatre at the Market Theatre complex in Newtown, Johannesburg. Conceived and directed by Gregory Maqoma, and choreographed by Maqoma and Luyanda Sidiya, narrated by Napo Masheane and performed by Lulu Mlangeni and 15 Vuyani dancers, with choreographers/dancers Qudus Onikeku from Nigeria and Ndiaye "Kaolock" Pape Ebrahima from Senegalled.

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