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Monday, February 21, 2022


Vusi Makanya & the late Nobuhle Khawula.  Pic by Val Adamson)

Dusi Dance Company will present Tracing Memories organised by well-known choreographer and dancer, Vusi Makanya.

In describing the works, Makanya says: “In Tracing Memories we dance to honour those who came before us, to teach those who are with us now and to make sure our children carry with them the knowledge that our culture will never die as long as we do not forget who we are and where we come from.

“Tracing Memories is a series of works that brings back my creative memories and investigates how it influenced me as to who I am now. Memories transformed into a dynamic experience, trace the roots of my identity, my fears, my intentions and the solitary places I have seen through my passage of time.

“I will revisit the work Izindla Ziyageza ("Hands Wash Each Other") choreographed and performed by myself and the late Nobuhle Khawu. This short work will be a virtual screening at Stable Theatre, together with Akundlela Engayi ekhaya which was choreographed by the late Sifiso Majola and was performed by myself and the late Nobuhle Khawula.”

(Right: Vusi Makanya)

These two pieces were premiered by Flatfoot Dance Company during the Jomba Dance Festival in Durban and Dance Umbrella in Johannesburg and toured to Nigeria and Cameroon. They will be presented again for the stage under Makanya’s direction, with two new young dancers from his KwaMashu School of Dance Theatre.

Tracing Memories will be performed by Makanya and the duet performed by Sinenhlanhla Moyeni and Thandea Maqebula.

Tracing Memories will premiere at Stable Theatre in Durban on March 11 at 19h00 and March 12 at 14h00 and 19h00.

Tickets R100 (R50 students) available at Webtickets

For bookings or more information contact Vusi Makanya 082 622 4005 or email

Stable Theatre is situated at 115 Alice Street, Warwick Avenue in Durban.