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Department of Theatre Arts & Dance Presents

Informal Dance Showing: Gregory Maqoma

10/19/17, 4:30 PM

About this event

Gregory Vuyani Maqoma started his dance training in 1990 at Moving into Dance. From then on he established himself as an internationally renowned dancer, choreographer, director, and scriptwriter for his works. Some works in his VDT repertoire have won him accolades. Among the awards in his name are: FNB Vita Choreographer of the Year in 1999 and 2002 for Rhythm 1.2.3 and Southern Comfort respectively. He got the Standard Bank Young Artist award in 2002. Maqoma was finalist in the Daimler Chrysler Choreography Award in 2002 and in the Rolex Mentorship Programme in 2003. Over the years, Maqoma has been hooked for residency directorships at some institutions outside South Africa and created his second trilogy based on beauty. Maqoma’s work has been seen in Africa, Europe, USA and South America. Maqoma was the head choreographer for the World Summit of Arts & Culture and presented ‘3 Colours’ with Brett Bailey. Maqoma was selected as head choreographer for the FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Concert to be held in Johannesburg, Soweto, his birth place, in June 2010. Maqoma has created repertoire for Moving into Dance, Jazzart Company, South African Ballet Theatre, and Cape Performing Arts amongst others.

About Informal Dance Showings: These showings offer a glimpse of dance works in rehearsal, which will be formally presented at University Dance Theatre, December 7-10 in the Rarig Center. Student casts will show choreographic works as newly rehearsed in the studio with the resident artists. Informal Studio Showings are free and open to the public with limited, first-come seating in Studio 100 of the Barker Center for Dance.

This event is supported in part by the Sage Cowles Land Grant Chair Visiting Artist and Scholar Program in Dance at the University of Minnesota.
Event Location
  • Barbara Barker Center for Dance - Studio 100
  • 500 21st Avenue S
  • Minneapolis MN
  • USA