Gregory Maqoma/Vuyani Dance Theatre

Gregory Maqoma/Vuyani Dance Theatre: Exit/Exist

“Maqoma has always been expert at conjuring the visionary and the magical.” —The Guardian

The Sharon Disney Lund Dance Series

Choreographer Gregory Maqoma returns to REDCAT with the exceptional South African vocal ensemble Complete, blending theater and dance in a new production inspired by Maqoma’s ancestral past. Through his powerful performance, Maqoma reveals the history of a 19th–century Xhosa warrior who fought to maintain cultural traditions in the face of colonial dispossession. Integrating traditional and contemporary dance from both Africa and Europe, Maqoma fuses storytelling with his own dynamic dance vocabulary and spirited live music. As supporting characters in the narrative, the musicians are interwoven in Maqoma’s vibrantly kinetic world, creating rich visual scenes that punctuate his exploration of race and political power, cultural tradition and personal legacy.

Tour produced by MAPP International Productions.

Funded in part with generous support from the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

New England Foundation for the Arts

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THU 11/7
8:30 pm
FRI 11/8
8:30 pm
SAT 11/9
8:30 pm
SUN 11/10
7:00 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff