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Dominion ()

Produced by

Vuyani Dance Theatre

Presented by

Canadian Stage

Choreographer: Luyanda Sidiya


Bluma Appel Theatre


April 22nd, 2015 – April 25th, 2015


The double bill, made up of Umnikelo (Offering) and Dominion is a hybrid of the contemporary African signature embedded in … Xhosa tradition, creating a fresh African movement aesthetic. Umneliko celebrates our cultures while Dominion propels us into a space of confinement, to self-realize the power we each possess to lead or destroy. And in that process of self-introspection we are left with a work of multiple layers, a kaleidoscope of images both brutal and real. At the end we are left with the question – ‘who is power?’ (Program notes)


Xolisile Bongwana Performer
Lulu Mlangeni Performer
Phumlani Nyanga Performer
Julia Burnham Performer
Keaoleboga Seodigeng Performer
Nomasonto Radebe Performer
Otto Andile Nhlapo Performer
Phumlani Mndebele Performer
Edwin Ramora Performer
Roseline Keppler Performer

Creative Team

Luyanda Sidiya Choreographer
Xolisile Bongwana Music
Anele Ndebele Music
Isaac Molelekoa Music
Nompumelelo Nhlapo Music
Luyanda Sidiya Music
Oliver Hauser Scenic Designer
Oliver Hauser Lighting Design (Umnikelo)
Nkululeko Mazibuko Lighting Design (Dominion)
Luvuyo Msila Costume Design (Umnikelo)
Veronica Sham Costume Design (Dominion


Pascali Mokadi Musician
Mpumi “Mama Drum” Nhlapo Musician
Anele Ndebele Musician


Oliver Hauser Technical Director
Wesley Mabizela Sound Operator (Dominion)