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Saturday, March 23, 2024



KwaMashu School of Dance Theatre invites dance lovers to their first collaborative season – The Human Exhibition.

This will take place on April 5 at 18h30 and April 6 at 14h30 and 18h30 at the Stable Theatre Performing Arts Centre

Tickets are R150 each. R100 Block Booking from 10 people, scholars, and pensioners.

Buy your Tickets online: Webtickets or Pick ‘n Pay or booking via Sisanda on email:

The Human Exhibition Production is five short collective dance collaboration created by seven Durban choreographers and performed by five female dancers!

 Stable Theatre is situated at 115 Johannes Nkosi Street (formerly Alice Street), Durban.


Description of the production

The Human Exhibition Dance Production is the home of captivating short Dance Choreography that explores the problems and issues facing society today under the themes of Time, Genetics, Mind & Body, Infection, and Environmental Breakdown. The Human Exhibition Dance Production explores what it means to be Human in South Africa in its 30 years of democracy. The production uses the power of movement and rhythm to bring to life the struggles of individuals and communities, on important social and mental health issues. This performance is built through expressive dance rituals and built upon the principles of self-care, truth-telling, inclusion, vulnerability, sustainability, and love – all of which we have experienced in the last 30 years in South Africa.

Join KwaMashu School of Dance Theatre as they explore these topics through the lens of dance and movement. Storytelling is central in the process of remembering and embodies some of the key aspects of autobiography as a research tool. We are directed to examine and reflect on our experiences, analysing goals and intentions, making connections between happenings, and recounting each single experience.

The production fosters a realistic appreciation of the professional collaboration and working environment. Each dance performance will build upon the next, allowing our bodies, hearts and souls to guide us to a place where we see patterns in our collective stories, culminating in co-creation holding rehearsal processes. The production features an amazing seven (7) top Durban choreographers working in collaboration with five (5) female Solo dancers.

Choreographers: Vusi Makanya, Sifiso Kweyama, Sifiso Khumalo, Jabu Siphika, Youngstar Gabriell Masango, Philile Njikija and Mandisa Ndlovu.

Dancers: Anele Makanya, Thandeka Maqebula, Mandisa Ndlovu and Yolanda Bourman,

Musician: Ayanda Njikija, Senzo Sabadala and Sbahle Khumalo accompanied by Njabulo Shabalala on drumming.


Vusi Makanya, the Choreographer and Director of the production, said:”This is the first production of its kind as we celebrate our company’s 20th anniversary. The company will take another shift to focus more on such collaborative work and we want to make sure Durban audience special dance lovers receive the best performance of all times. We urge everyone to go buy their tickets to witness our 20th year journey in dance.

“The Human Exhibition will be part of many leading performances during the KMSDT-Extension. you will enjoy several choreographies, created by the KMSDT Artistic Director, guest choreographers and alumni dancers. In addition, here is the line-up of what to expect in our 2024 celebration:

           Empowering the New Generation Through Dance and Performance (series of dance activities)

           Dance Seminars, Master Class, and dialogues

           Dance Exchange Project (National and International)

           KMSDT-Extension 20 years book launch

           KMSDT Fundraising events (Gala dinner)


How to be involved: check the Facebook page for the update.

For enquiries contact: 067 864 2283

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Vusi Makanya adds” “KMSDT proudly celebrates its 20th birthday at a time when the country celebrates 30 years of Democracy, which motivated the company to align the two. We have done theatre productions, schools festivals, street and site-specific performances, school demonstrations and inhouse productions, with both local KZN and international choreographers and platforms. We have trained over 5000 dancers. and currently have more than 500 students from disadvantaged communities.

“The company’s mission is to create and provide children and youth in historically disadvantaged communities with the opportunity for enjoyment, empowerment, and the promotion of self-esteem through the medium of dance, as well as training professional dancers and developing a unique dance company in the context of South Africa.