Gregory Maqoma/Vuyani Dance Theatre
Exit/ExistOct 24-Oct 27, 2013
$25 • BUY TICKETS Merrill Wright Mainstage Theater
"A work of extraordinary depth and physical and musical deftness" - Artspoken, South Africa
The struggles of indomitable 19th-century Xhosa chief Jongum-sobomvu Maqoma come to life in this stunning work by his direct descendent. South African choreographer Gregory Maqoma takes inspiration from his ancestral past in a performance exploring race, political power and the struggle to maintain tradition in the face of colonialism. Featuring live music by Italian guitarist Giuliano Modarelli with the four exceptional singers of the South African Ensemble, Complete.
Gregory Vuyani Maqoma is an internationally renowned dancer, choreographer and director. He founded his company, Vuyani Dance Theatre, while studying under Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker in Belgium and has gone to create works that have been seen in Africa, Europe, South America and across the US. His approach embraces the many tastes, motivations, and cultures that shape the uniqueness of the South African society.
Presented by On the Boards and Seattle Theatre Group.