Vusi Mdoyi is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, artistic director, and pantsula.
Mdoyi is the founding director of VAP Dance Academy and Studios, a pivotal Katlehong Township first Dance Academy and Studio that trains young people in Katlehong Township. Mdoyi is also a co-founding Director of Impilo Mapantsula Global Movement, a structure that unites, promotes, research, documents and contributes towards building Industry standards. Mdoyi’s contributions to the creative awareness and continued fascination with the culture of pantsula are inspired by his upbringing in the township which connects to the history, culture, politics, fashion, music, and language of the art form. Introducing Isipantsula to traditional theatre, academic, and experimental art spaces, as well as contextualising the artistic tradition on a global scale are some of his key interests.
Season 6 of The Centre for the Less Good Idea sees Mdoyi lending his skills to the various works that arose throughout the course of the workshopping sessions, as well as pushing the limits of form and style through his continued collaboration with the Season’s many performing artists.
PHOTOGRAPHER | Zivanai Matangi