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Sunday, May 26, 2019


(Oscar Buthelezi)

Moving into Dance professional company member 27 year old Oscar Buthelezi is an international and local award-winning dancer/choreographer from Vosloorus who has been selected from dozens of applicants from across the world to compete in Germany.

Moving Into Dance (MID) is South Africa's premier professional, full-time, contemporary African dance company and training academy, with a national and international footprint.

Durban dance lovers will have seen Buthelezi in the Fresha Festival in 2018 at the Playhouse.

This week (May 20, 2019), he was awarded a Naledi Theatre Award for Best Choreography in a Play/Musical category for The Color Purple.

He needs to raise R60,000 for four air tickets and four visas (he has managed to raise the funds to cover all other costs) and there are only a few days left to help me make his dream a reality,” says well-known Johannesburg arts personality, Eugenie Drakes, who is supporting the project.

“Please support Oscar to take up this challenge and bring the award home. Experiences like this will grow and develop Oscar's unique talent and enable him to showcase South African talent.”

As 1 of 19 finalists invited to compete in the 33rd International Competition for Choreographers in Hanover, Germany from June 21 to 23, 2019, he needs urgent financial support to get there to compete.”

The selected invited work Road scooped a double award at the Kurt Joos International Award for choreography in Essen, Germany in 2016 with Buthelezi becoming the first African to win this prestigious award. View this work and interview with Buthelezi on YouTube

“For the price of four coffees we can each donate R100 and 600 donations will get Oscar and his team to Germany and make us all proudly South African. If you are unable to donate please assist by sharing this campaign,” adds Drakes.

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