Gregory Maqoma/Vuyani Dance Theatre

Posted in Performances '14, 2014.

 

The Vuyani Dance Theatre, founded by Gregory Maqoma in 1992, makes their ADF debut this year with Maqoma’s latest choreographic endeavour, Exit/Exist. Bridging the past and present through interrogations of race and political power, Maqoma reflects on the impact of his own personal lineage within his own identity. While studying his ancestry he came across Chief Maqoma, a warrior who fought for the liberation of the Xhosa people in the face of colonial rule. Exit/Exist simultaneously pays homage to the past while inspiring pride and closure within the present.