Vincent Mantsoe

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Vincent Mantsoe
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NTU at Infecting the City, 2012
NationalitySouth African
Known forDance

Vincent Mantsoe (born 1971) is a South African dancer and choreographer. Raised in the Soweto township outside Johannesburg, he combines the street dance of his childhood with traditional and contemporary dance styles.[1] Spirituality and the cultural influences of African, Aboriginal Australian, Asian, contemporary, and ballet traditions are important influences on Mantsoe's work.[1] He is also the founder of Association Noa.



Mantsoe began his training in 1990 with Johannesburg's Moving Into Dance Company.[2]


  • 1992 IGI Dance Umbrella (South Africa Johannesburg)
  • 1995 Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year (South Africa)
  • 1996 First Prize at Dance Encounters of Contemporary African Dance (Luanda, Angola)
  • 1996 FNB Male Choreographer of the Year (South Africa)
  • 1996 Sixth Recontres Choreographiques Internationales awards for Independent Choreographers (France, Paris)
  • 1998 Sixth Recontres Choreographiques Internationales awards for Independent Choreographers (France, Paris)
  • 1999 FNB VITA awards for Choreographer of the Year and Most Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer (South Africa)
  • 1999 Prix de Peuple, Festival International de Nouvelle Danse (Montreal Canada) –
  • 2001 FNB Vita Choreographer of the Year and Best Male (South Africa)
  • 2006 FNB Dance Umbrella and Gauteng MEC for Best Choreography and Best Male Dance
  • 2007 Black Theatre Alliance Awards for best Choreography in Music and Dance (USA, Chicago)

Solo Work[4][edit]

  • 1992, African Soul
  • 1993, Gula `Bird`
  • 1997, Mpheyane `Deceit`
  • 1998, Phokwane
  • 2000, Barena `Chief`
  • 2001, Motswa-Hole `Person from far away`
  • 2002, Bupiro-Mukiti `Dance of life`
  • 2003, NDAA `Greetings`
  • 2005, NTU `Nothing`
  • 2007, EBHOFOLO `This madness`
  • 2009, LEFA (solo work), Introdanse (Netherlands, Arhem)
  • 2011, NTU/// Recreation


  1. ^ a b "Meet the Artist: Vincent Sekwati Koko Mantsoe". Arts Alive. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Vincent Mantsoe". Infecting the City 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  3. ^ "National and International Tours". Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Repertoire". Retrieved 12 April 2012.

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