Beautiful Me. Choreographer Gregory maqoma
Choreographed by Gregory Maqoma.
As a black African dancer, I am constantly expected to conform to stereotypical perceptions of the Western world and of African traditionalists. Africa is widely perceived on the one hand as a war zone ravaged by the Aids pandemic and poverty and on the other hand as exotic, colourful and primitive. I propose to deconstruct this stereotype through my personal history, my work as a performer and choreographer living in a city and my research on urban popular contemporary intercultural dance forms."
-- Gregory Maqoma
You Tube clip: 4.08 minutes