Artsvark chats to choreographer Thami Tshabalala

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Etienne Shardlow, co-owner of Artsvark and IT Service Management Expert.
Etienne Shardlow, co-owner of Artsvark and IT Service Management Expert.

Etienne Shardlow took time out on Wednesday afternoon to catch Thami Tshabalala between rehearsals ahead of next week’s Dance Umbrella Festival.


Thami Tshabalala
Thami Tshabalala

Vibrations of Us

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The 29th annual Dance Umbrella Festival runs from 23 February till 5 March 2017, bringing 17 different programmes to audiences at the Wits Theatre Complex in Braamfontein.

Choreographer and dancer, Thami Tshabalala.
Choreographer and dancer, Thami Tshabalala.

One of these programmes is the Young Artists programme on Sunday 26 February which showcases 28 new works from young choreographers from all corners of South Africa. One of these young choreographers is Thami Tshabalala who made a name for himself with Kmad Dance Company.

Vibrations of Us by Thami Tshabalala
Vibrations of Us by Thami Tshabalala

Tshabalala’s work entitled Vibrations of Us won the Kyknet ‘Best Physical Theatre Production’ award at the Krekvars Festival in 2016, and makes its Johannesburg debut on Sunday 26 February at 10:00.

Listen to Etienne’s chat with Thami Tshabalala about his work, choreography, dance and passion here:


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