Vincent Sekwati Mantsoe
Mantsoe embeds traditional African dance forms within an expressive contemporary approach drawn from modern, jazz, ballet, and other dance traditions from around the globe. South Africa's Vincent Sekwati Mantsoe is a leading figure in today's renaissance of contemporary dance from Africa. Like Salia n' Seydou, the striking duo who so impressed dance audiences here in 2001, Mantsoe clearly embeds traditional African dance forms within an expressive contemporary approach drawn from modern, jazz, ballet, and other dance traditions from around the globe.
In this powerful solo program, Mantsoe demonstrates the fluid dynamism and driving physical force that underscore the transformative miracles he conjures in various character guises.
His international reputation is soaring with glowing press notices: Toronto's Globe and Mail called him "a charismatic performer" whose "every gesture and movement resonates with meaning."
Presented by the Wexner Center in association with The King Arts Complex.
Admission$16 students (tickets required)
$10 senior citizens
Major support for the Wexner Center's 2002-03 performing arts season provided by Bank One and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Additional season support provided by the Ohio Arts Council and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.
Promotional support provided by WBNS 10TV and WCBE, 90.5 FM.