Fragmented Scribbles

Smangaliso Ngwenya

  • Ticket Price: R25.00
  • Duration: 10mins
  • Age Recommendation: 8+
  • Genre: Dance
  • Language: n/a

There is an embodied language that cannot be articulated in words nor whispered in the deepest, wildest thoughts. These are brief scribbles… Fragmented Scribbles captures moments of endless embodied conversations that occur in one’s body, mind and spirit. Captured in a kitchen, a space of creation firstly catalysed by the COVID-19 constraints, but now a stage for the showcasing of a constantly evolving embodied language.

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PRODUCTION CREDITS

Choreography, concept, performance, videography, and edited by Smangaliso Siphesihle Ngwenya

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Smangaliso Siphesihle Ngwenya is a videographer, editor, writer, and choreographer who uses dance as the core medium on which all these art forms are grounded. He acquired his first exposure to training in all forms at Rhodes University while acquiring his Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies being exposed to training from First Physical Theatre Dance Company and integral fundamentals of editing and filming from the Rhodes University Television Journalism Department. During his time at Rhodes University, he performed at the NAF at ovation award-winning Waltz (2015) and continued to be Director of Photography for San Diego based filmmaker Mark Freeman’s “dance dance/REVOLUTION”. After acquiring his qualification he then continued to embark on dance, writing, and video editing career with Vuyani Dance Theatre (2017-2019) where he worked with and performed alongside Gregory Vuyani Maqoma, Simphiwe Dana, Wouter Kellerman, and numerous other creative industry giants. He had the opportunity to tour, as a dancer, with the company to Romania, Amsterdam, Russia, New York, Marseille amidst other countries. He is now a freelance artist in all disciplines alongside embarking on completing his Masters of Cultural Policy and Management which he began in 2018 through the University of Witwatersrand.