Compagnie NOA, Vincent Mantsoe

NTU & Skwatta

Performance | Spectacle
  • Vincent Mantsoe in Skwatta / Photo by Val Adams

Ottawa  ON
February 5-7 février 2015
5, 7 @ 7:30 | 19:30, 6 @ 9:00 | 21:00

Presented by | Diffusé par: National Arts Centre
Member of the CanDance Network | Membre du reseau CanDanse
National Arts Centre, Studio
53 Elgin St.

Experience the riveting mastery of an incomparable artist. Vincent Mantsoe’s Afro-fusion mixes traditional African dance with contemporary Western street styles/martial arts to create an exhilarating and passionate new language. He embodies control, intensity, and absolute commitment.

Reflecting on the poverty-stricken life in South Africa’s squatter camps, NTU deals with nothingness, while Skwatta says there is something happening within that nothingness. Both works are politically and socially charged and Mantsoe is perturbed and forceful, sinewy and tense. He finds hope and salvation in the human spirit – often fragile and tortured, but capable of great dignity and pride.

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