In 2020, Molepo Traditional Dance (MTD) introduced the concept of a virtual lecture as part of its marketing and distribution strategy for their latest offering, a documentary film: Mmino wa Setšo – A Documentary.
After the inaugural lecture of the series hosted on the 11 November 2020 as a live streamed event, the MTD team decided to rather conceptualise and produce a series of lectures as pre-recorded short films of high production quality.
The lectures focus on the philosophy that underpins the institution of Mmino wa Setšo, the theory of Mmino wa Setšo as can be derived from elements such as song, dance and costume. The lectures are layered in such a way that practitioners (baletsi) interface with the presentation of the speaker by engaging in activities that tell the story from their own perspective in their natural environment. MTD had planned for all lectures to take place in Capricorn, Mopani, Sekhukhune and Vhembe districts of Limpopo province.