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Mduduzi Nyembe

In 1995, Mduduzi Nyembe started dancing in Alexandra Township, then 1998 he became a member of Alexandra Theatre Organisation. He then decided to study dance more formally at the Johannesburg Dance Foundation. Upon completing three years of study, Mduduzi has worked with South African dance companies, cultural organizations, and universities as a dancer and teacher. In 2005 he was based in Europe, where he worked on a dance film titled Lucky Spine by Colin Sincliar.

Mduduzi Nyembe and Bandile Gumbi
Mduduzi Nyembe & Bandile Gumbi

video: Walking in Plastic, featured in City Breath

In 2010, he embarked on his bachelor's of music degree at the University of Cape Town. He has choreographed various works that had their premiere at many South African contemporary arts events.

Bandile Gumbi

A poet and writer from Durban based in Johannesburg, Bandile Gumbi is currently working on a project called Brand New Second-hand, the re-interpretation of her poetry for visual and performance spaces. The poem Insanity, edited for the film Walking in Plastic, is part of her first collection of poetry Pangs of Initiation, self-published in 2004. City Breath is the second show she has taken part in for her Brand New Second-hand project. The first was Things that make the skin itch, a two part monologue, which was exhibited as part of Scratching the Surface, vol l at the AVA Gallery in Cape Town.

Gumbi posts on her blog word initiate.