Cie Vincent Mantsoe

One Foot Forward

Breath & Spirit

Skwatta 11©Meinrad Heck Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa wrote, ‘I view myself as an non-person, I have no identity, I am nothing, I am simply a gateway through which ancestral spirits pass from the past into the presences and into the future and from the future back into the past’ (Zulu High Sanuzi 2001: Ringin Rocks Press)

National & International Collaborations:

Mr. Mantsoe worked in Japan and France on creative collaboration with French choreographer Michel Kelemenis, and a Japanese choreographer Takeshi Yazaki on a project “Traduction Simultanée”, which took place in Japan and France. Mantsoe established a relationship with Japanese Audiences and dancers where he’s been teaching and collaborating with
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choreographers, Musicians and dancers.
Collaborated with musical composer Philip Hamilton (USA) on the solo creation ` Phokwane`.
His work is featured in the documentary film "African Dance: Sand, Drum, and Shostakovich", by Ken Glazebrook and Alla Kovgan. Made 2 films Documentary for the BB4 for the arts.
Mr. Mantsoe was the Associate artistic Director and Resident Choreographer for 6 years with the Moving into Dance Company (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Collaborated and created work for “COBA Collective of Black Artist” (Canada,Toronto), Collaborated with a Japanese Butoh Dancer and Choreographer (Kota Yamazaki), Collaborated with international and national artist, Musicians and Dancers and composer Anthony Caplan (South Africa) on a project Men-Jaro.
Choreographic Collaboration with Gregory Maqoma (South Africa) for his (Beautiful me)project. Music and Choreographic movement with live percussion, with Bruno Genero, Italy Turino.
Choreographic and mentoring collaboration with Charles Anderson (USA, Philadelphia), Choreographic and mentoring collaboration with Roxane Wallace (USA, Minneapolis)
Collaboation with Tradional Bureé dance music from with Andre Ricros/AMTA in France and Diddier Labbie Jazz Quartet