Sello Pesa is a Soweto-born dancer, choreographer, teacher, and co-curator for Season 6 of The Centre for the Less Good Idea.
Pesa is interested in the ways in which ideas and concepts can dictate the medium of expression. He sees performance as being nothing more than an active thing – the result of an ordinary activity, ritual, or movement being carried out – while ideas exist as the true vehicles of expression and meaning. In this way, Pesa is also interested in exploring media of expression that are not necessarily confined to discipline.
Season 6 of The Centre for the Less Good Idea sees Pesa co-curating alongside Thiresh Govender. A playful and free-spirited, but intentionally quotidian and physically repetitive approach to the ideas of work and ritual by Pesa have given way to many of the works that make up this Season. Season 6 will also see Pesa exploring his ongoing interests in public space, and the ordinary cultural and spiritual work that takes place in the everyday.
PHOTOGRAPHER | Zivanai Matangi