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"reaches an almost spiritual place..." - read the City Arts review Oct 26, 2013

"The collaborative work, from Maqoma and his dance troupe Vuyani Dance Theatre...reaches an almost spiritual place, enveloped by the unexplainable magic that occurs with some performances."

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"delicate, isolated precision" - The Sunbreak reviews Exit/Exist Oct 26, 2013

"...the changes from one emotional state to another, which are the salient part of plot, could not be more clear. As one member of the audience said, we understand the story in our bodies rather than our minds."

 

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Exit/Exist...Remember! Oct 25, 2013

The story of a revered South African chief, hounded and eventually squashed by colonialism is ripe for fable. A poignant chapter in a brutal history; ugly evidence of the cynical machine that chewed up lives and reduced one proud culture to supposed oblivion. The familiar spiral of evidence that has marked our human history: Might makes right and the corruption of greed enabling wholesale destruction; while simultaneously, almost as effervescent as the air (in the face of a beast), beauty, nobility and compassion still co-exist, even despite the turn of fate.

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"A captivating tour de force" - Audience reviews for Gregory Maqoma/Vuyani Dance Theatre Oct 25, 2013

"Remarkable, extraordinary artists - the guitarist, the singers, the dancer. Thank you for inviting them here to Seattle."

"It was great. The singing was sublime. And by the time it ended, it all made 'sense.' In a very deep way."

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Chief Maqoma Oct 24, 2013

Chief Maqoma

Exit/Exist draws inspiration from Gregory Maqoma's ancestor, Chief Jongum-sobomvu Maqoma. A great Xhosa military leader, he played a major part in the 19th-century South African frontier wars. Read more about Maqoma here and here.

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"We are all essential descendants of our histories" - Gregory Maqoma Oct 24, 2013

Gregory Maqoma speaks about history and identity in this Washington Informer interview/preview.

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Giuliano Modarelli - guitarist for Gregory Maqoma Oct 23, 2013

Virtuosic guitar player Giuliano Modarelli is an essential component of the Gregory Maqoma performance. Listen to his beautiful Indian/jazz/classical influenced sounds here.

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