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Saturday, June 29, 2013


 (Zinhle Gumede. Pic by Ocean Driven Media)
The Playhouse Company has announced the death of dancer Zinhle Gumede, a member of the Playhouse Residency, who passed away during the early hours of Thursday, June 27, 2013.

“It is with deep sadness that we advise the passing of a phenomenal artist,” says Linda Bukhosini, CEO and Artistic Director of The Playhouse Company. “Zinhle was a much loved, joyful, humble, peaceful and outstanding dancer who worked with various dance companies including Siwela Sonke Dance Company, Sun City Extravaganzas, Jazzart, Mmabatho Arts Council Dance Company, among others.

“She toured with African Footprints and danced in various productions at The Playhouse Company. She joined The Playhouse dance residency as the dance captain last year and recently featured in Adele Blank’s World’s Apart.

“Zinhle’s sterling performances included collaborations with Dr Gcina Mhlophe, Mark Hawkins, traditional isigekle dance troupe. She will be truly missed by the arts community.”

A memorial tribute to Zinhle is planned for next Wednesday, July 3 at 15h30 at the Playhouse. The funeral service will be held at the Chesterville community hall on Saturday, July 6 at 09h00.