VINCENT MANTSOE: KONKORITI

After premiering with sold out houses and standing ovations, dancer and choreographer South African born Vincent S.K Mantsoe brings his new solo work KonKoriti home to Johannesburg, with a one night only performance at The Wits Theatre on 8 September 2016 at 8:00pm.

Like much of this award-winning choreographer’s work, KonKoriti has a spiritual core, made tangible in physical expression. It is a return to Mantsoe’ original solo format, with him at helm of the choreography, costuming and light design. The music is by Kayhan Kalhor with The Brooklyn Rider and The Master Drummers of Burundi. KonKoriti is described as; ‘a state of being’ a tireless pursuit, for self-righteousness. , inspired by the physicality, spirituality, power, pride of a “person”.

Mantsoe premiered the work in Germany in June this year, and the African premiere is programmed for JOMBA! 2016 after which in collaboration with The Wits Theatre, and with support from Institut Francais South Africa (IFAS), Mantsoe concludes his South African visit with this special performance of KonKoriti.

“It is with great honour and excitement that I will be performing here. The Wits Theatre has been my stage professionally since I started dancing. First presenting my work during the FNB Dance Umbrella, then winning most of my awards there and premiering my work together with Moving into Dance. Beautiful, exciting memories. So I am looking forward to presenting my new work at Wits,” said Mantsoe.