— 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.
Lighting and Set Designer
Thando Lobese – Moropa
and Mbulelo Dlamini
and Themba Mthimkhulu
Department of Arts and Culture Incubatees:
Production Manager Incubatee
Lighting Design Incubatee
Sound Design Incubatee
Stage Manager Incubatee
Charlston van Rooyen
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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