Lulu Mlangeni
— A Choreographer confined to no boundaries


ulu Mlangeni’s career took off after she won the TV show, So you think you can dance in 2010. Since then she has carved a name for herself in the limelight and has danced to much acclaim both nationally and internationally. In 2014, she was the inaugural recipient of the Sophie Mgcina Best Emerging Voice Award. The Award which is the brainchild of the Market Theatre’s Artistic Director, James Ngcobo, was created to recognise creative talent that is breaking boundaries.

Lulu Mlangeni’s new dance piece, CONFINED, is inspired by the life political stalwart, Winnie Madikizela Mandela, affectionately known as Mam Winnie.   In CONFINED, Lulu brings under the spotlight the lives of women who embrace challenges, break societal barriers and fight oppressive systems to survive. The work celebrates women who have endured discrimination, hardships in their lives and who inspire and provide optimism about the future.

Lulu Mlangeni will take to the stage with multi award winning dancer Sunnyboy Motau. The dynamic duo will be accompanied by the Vuyani Dance Company dancers. Lulu will also work with the popular group Complete which has wowed audience across South Africa with their accapella music which was made famous by Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

CONFINED is presented with support from Department of Arts & Culture’s Incubator Programme grant. The Incubator Programme was initiated by the Department of Arts & Culture in 2015 to provide additional skills to mid-level theatre practitioners and to create more artistic works of local content. Over the past 3 years, the Incubator Programme has enhanced the talent and professionalism of numerous young artists in the disciplines of drama, dance, music, poetry and photography.

CONFINED will premiere at the Market Theatre for a limited season from 26 January – 4 February 2018. Online bookings can be made at or


Lighting and Set Designer
Costume Design
Stage Manager
Stage Crew

Lighting Crew

Lulu Mlangeni
Olivier Hauser
Thando Lobese – Moropa
Lebeisa Molapo
Thabo Modisagae
and Mbulelo Dlamini
Rendani Gelebe
and Themba Mthimkhulu

Department of Arts and Culture Incubatees:

Production Manager Incubatee
Lighting Design Incubatee
Sound Design Incubatee
Stage Manager Incubatee


Lulu Mlangeni
Sunnyboy Motau
Charlston van Rooyen
Smangaliso Ngwenya

Lungiswa Ndlangamandla
Tumelo Legodi
Mandla Mkaba
Apelele Mlaza



Age Rec:



Performance times:

Ticket prices:

45 minutes

All ages

26 January – 04 February 2018

The Barney Simon Theatre

Tuesday – Saturday @20h15
and Sunday @15h15

Tuesday – Sunday R90.00 – R150.00

To make block bookings, please contact Anthony Ezeoke
011 832 1641 ext 203 or Yusrah Bardien 011 832 1641 ext 204

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