african dance

Esie Mensah embraces the past for the future of dance

She’s not a fortune teller but Esie Mensah, does see the future in traditional African dance. The inspirational choreographer and powerful dancer brings her artistry to the 20th anniversary of Kuumba (#Kuumba20), taking place February 6-8, through performance and dance workshops. Kuumba is part of the TD Then & Now Black History Month Series. Esie’s unique gift, connecting an audience’s …

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Vincent Mantsoe’s Journey

“A ferocious and authentic talent.” — Vancouver Sun The NextSteps 2015 season is well under way. Appearing on-stage this week is renowned dancer and choreographer Vincent Sekwati Mantsoe presented by DanceWorks DW 208 NTU/Skwatta. This must-see show expresses the limitless spirituality and realities of his South African homeland. Born in 1971 in the township of Soweto, Mantsoe used dance to deal with …

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