Director of the choir
A graduate in the theory and practice of dance teaching from Moving Into Dance Mophatong, with over 17 years of experience in theatre, dance, dance theatre and dance in education, Nhlannhla Mahlangu is a multi-skilled performer, teacher, director and composer. Born in 1979, he has travelled all over the world with his exceptional repertoire, which has seen him collaborate with a great variety of arts professionals, from Classical music to contemporary dance, conventional theatre to performance art, Mahlangu hasworked with Richard Cock, Vincent Mantsoe, Victor Ntoni, Robyn Orlin and James Ngcobo, to name but a few. He has delved across the spectrum of dance with a rich and keen sense of contemporary relevance, which brings together a diversity of voices, often people from out of the dance ethos. In February of 2017, Mahlangu’s work Chant will be the opening work of the Dance Umbrella festival of contemporary dance in Johannesburg, and it will explore mining issues in a site-specific context. Mahlangu currently directs is own company, Song and Dance Works.