Cie Vincent Mantsoe

One Foot Forward

Process

In the early and mid 1990’s he began his training in Moving Into Dance Mophatong (MIDM), a Johannesburg based dance company under the artistic direction and mentorship of
Sylvia Glasser. With MIDM, he was able to study different dance techniques in South Africa as well as in Australia ‘Sydney and Melbourne ‘(Victorian Collage of the Arts) from 1996 – 2001 he was appointed Associate Artistic Director and resident Choreographer of MIDM.

The philosophical approach in Mantsoe`s work is based on the transformation or progressive preservation of cultures in the 21
st century and the balance of different forces between African, Contemporary and Asian movements.
Bloody Gauta ©Pascale Beroujon

His unique version of `Afro fusion or contemporary African` dance is today a form in itself that may be characterized by its highly energetic, spiritual and physically demanding movement style. However, his keen interest is to pass this information to artists with different background. Already he has inspired many dance artists across the globe.

Vincent Mantsoe’s choreographic debut took place in 1992, while he was still a performing member of MIDM. Up through the 1990s he contributed to the company’s repertoire with a number of solos and group works.



Transformation

Mantsoe has presented his solo works around the African Continent, performed for the Nelson Rolithlahtla Mandela`s presidential inauguration in 1994, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands at the Gala for the IntroDans in Holland, and on numerous tours to Europe, Asia, Africa and North America.

As a prize winning young choreographer Vincent Mantsoe’s has been invited to partake in several collaborations. Apart from South Africa, especially strong relations have been forged with artists in Japan, France, Sweden, USA, Canada and the UK. Mr. Mantsoe is now the Artistic Director of Association Noa-Cie Vincent Mantsoe based in France, which was created in 2005 as a non profit Dance Company, With the aim of creating an open cultural balance of dancers of different cultural disciplines. In South Africa Mantsoe’s inspiration to younger generations of dancers and choreographers across the African Continent.
Since then Cie Vincent Mantsoe has full repertoire works.

Bloody Gauta ©Pascale Beroujon