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MY TALENT MY BREAD (article first published : 2006-02-16)

Choreographed by Charmaine Mpofu, My talent my bread is to have three performances in Durban before leaving to appear on the FNB Dance Umbrella in Johannesburg.

“My talent my bread is the beginning of a new phase,” says Charmaine. “It empowers young black choreographers to showcase their work. We, as the Kwaanda Mantis, are young graduates from DIT Drama department have ventured into expressing our talent and experiences in different dance forms such as contemporary, spansula, shembe, modern dance and other types of dances.

Based in Pietermaritzburg, Charmaine Mpofu has appeared in several productions while she was at DIT, including City Scapes with Jay Pather as well as the musical Grease directed by Debbie Lutge. She also performed in Animal Farm Musical, Messiah in Canaan, Ipi Ntombi and Sofiatown directed by Jerry Pooe as well as Freebirds which was a musical presented in association with the Holland-based company Hetwaterhuis.

My talent my bread will have performances on February 23, 24 and 25 at the Stable Theatre at 18h30. There will be matinees at 14h00 to cater for the students that Charmaine and the Kwaanda Mantis teach in Kwa Mashu ,Umlazi, Folweni and other townships and for our other audiences which can not make it in the evenings.

For more information contact Charmaine Mpofu on 083 998 6779 or e-mail: profpisto@yahoo.com




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