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Dance Workshop | Llewellyn Mnguni – Jazz Dance Class
3.August 2023 17:00 - 18:30
Eine Veranstaltung um 17:00 Uhr am 3.August 2023
Dancer and choregrapher Llewellyn Mnguni hails from the small town of Mafikeng in the North West Province of South Africa. As an artist*, Llewellyn Mnguni grew up in many different artistic and educational settings in South Africa, which led Llewellyn to appreciate the many different dance styles and disciplines, especially in the many cultures within South Africa where dance is an integral part of rites of passage. In this Jazz dance class Llewellyn will focus on strength, flexibility and freedom of movement, while also working on body confidence and a well rounded movement experience.
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Dancer and choreographer Llewellyn Mnguni began training at the the age of 14 at the Mmabana Mmabatho Arts Council as a Latin American and Ballroom dance student and continued to compete on a professional level from 1999-2002. In 2003 he aoended the National School of the Arts and thereaper obtained a Dance Teachers Diploma at the University of Cape Town School of Dance School in the year 2010. Mnguni also joined the Mmabana Dance Company as a full time dance teacher and choreographer from 2007-2009. While completing his final year in high school (Grade 12) he performed and choreographed for the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in 2006 for his work ‘Prozac’ and then the GIPCA Live Arts Festival under the directorship of Jay Pather in 2012. In 2010 he joined the Bovim Ballet company under the directorship of Sean Bovim. Mnguni has performed with the likes of Celeste Botha and Marlin Zoutman during his time as a company member of New World Dance Theatre. He has collaborated with well acclaimed artists such as Ahmed Umar for “Tribute to Ali” an exhibition at the Format gallery in Oslo. He has performed the challenging roles of Odile in Swan Lake, Escamilio in Carmen and Myrtha in Giselle for Dada Masilo's extensive Asian,European, Canadian and US during 2013-2017, Mnguni also collaborated with visual artist/LGBTI activist Zanele Muholi and Lerato Dumse for a series of exhibitions and site specific shows during the 2016 Oslo gay pride week and the Faces and Phases Paris Exhibition in 2023. Mnguni has been nominated for a UK National Dance award for Most Outstanding Modern Male dancer. He won a Standard Bank Ovation award for his dance film “Resilience” and recreated it into his first self curated and directed Live Art Exhibition at the reputable Kalashnikov gallery in Johannesburg. His dance
teaching experience spans from teaching at dance companies, primary and high schools as well as workshops around South Africa and Europe. He con@nues to work as a multi faceted artist whereby he gives talks and workshops around the world.
Photo Credits: Angela Dennis
The project is funded by National Arts Council South Africa.
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