Joburg Theatre and Vincent Sekwati Mantsoe present SoliiDaD

Celebrating 60 years of storytelling, Joburg Theatre will profile a series of stellar productions that will be staged throughout the year including SoliiDad, a heart-moving production by Vincent Sekwati Mantsoe.

Bringing in an internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer based in France, Mantsoe celebrates 30 years in the arts fits very well to the year of jubilee within the Theatre.

Mantsoe created his own dance company, Association Noa, in France in 2005, but he returns to SA regularly to continue his cross-cultural dialogues. His creative work includes a fusion of street dance of his childhood with traditional and contemporary dance styles. Spirituality and the cultural influences of African, Aboriginal Australian, Asian, Contemporary and Ballet traditions are important influences of his creative work.

“We are very excited to celebrate this milestone of our diamond jubilee of story-telling with a year-long production calendar that features world-class shows such as SoliiDaD which fits very well to our 60th celebration within the arts. We are delighted to stage a South African-born dancer who creates his figures inspired by the traditions of his ancestors.” Said Lindiwe Lekasapa, Joburg Theatre Producer.

SoliiDad is a quest to an emperor’s elegant path to oblivion, a piece that resembles birds taking flight, Lions prey, howling dogs in the distance, winds, and dust raises to a silent storm. A slavish imitation of a great monk’s journey, conversing the narratives on the path to a roaring, hissing

torrent of oblivion. A permanent attitude behind changing expressions in thought and action, precious veils saturated with one foot forward to uncertain note.

This magnificent production takes patrons on a journey to march; breath; listen; see; speak to the patient waves of murmuring heat, sweat stinging eyes of a path one has never been before, yet it seemed strangely familiar.

This magnificent dance piece has been scheduled to take place in the Lesedi Theatre for a very limited run from 17 to 20 March 2022. Offering special discounted tickets to schools and companies.

For tickets and more information, visit All COVID protocols remain strictly observed!

Ticket Prices: R135 – R200