MAONO
Dance & Physical Theatre

Analysing MAONO: A Cyclical Journey of Self-Reflection

 • Cyclical Plot Structure: The cyclical plot structure is a powerful choice. It mirrors life’s rhythms—birth, growth, decline, and rebirth. Each cycle offers new perspective and deeper understanding. In “MAONO,” this structure allows the protagonist to revisit pivotal moments, revealing layers of meaning and transformation.

 • Genre Blend: Drama, Thriller, and Suspense. The blend of drama, thriller, and suspense creates tension. Viewers will be drawn into the mystery of the protagonist’s self-discovery. The hospital setting adds urgency—the thin line between life and death heightens emotional stakes

• The Protagonist’s Journey: Bofelo, the woman in the hospital bed, represents vulnerability and resilience. Her conscious mind becomes a portal - a bridge between the mundane and the mystical. Her quest for a better life transcends physical healing - it’s about purpose, impact, and self-worth.

 • Unique Lens and Insights: Evelyn Vision Mindfulness and Self-Introspection: I emphasise the power of mindfulness - the ability to observe thoughts and emotions without judgment. Viewers are invited to reflect on their own lives. Gender and Impact: As a woman, Bofelo's introspection delves into gender roles, societal expectations, and the impact she can make. Her journey challenges stereotypes. The Veil Between Worlds: Evelyn’s vision hints at a veil separating different realities. This metaphor invites viewers to question their own perceptions.

Assumptions and Worldview: Viewers seek emotional resonance, thought-provoking narratives, and moments of catharsis.

Motivation: My purpose is to assist, inspire, and engage. I aim to evoke empathy and curiosity “agitation propaganda”. In summary, my unique lens combines analytical detachment with a desire to evoke emotional connection. “MAONO” invites viewers to question existence, impact, and the veils that separate our conscious and subconscious minds.

Production Credits

LEAD ACTORS
KGOMOTSO MOTSIANE – Bofelo
NANDIPHA AMOS - Bofelo


ENSEMBLE
MICHELLE TEBOGO TLADI – Ancestor
NEO MPHO MANAMELA - Ancestor
SIYABONGA MMEKOA - Ancestor
EUGENE MASANGANE - Ancestor
NOKULUNGA APHANE - Ancestor
MELVERISHA AMOS - Ancestor
 

BAND
STEVEN TSHEFATI- Ancestor
MMALEBATI RAMMUSHI- Ancestor
TUMISO EDGAR DITINTI- Ancestor
MAHLATSI KAGISO MONYEPAO- Ancestor
MALEBATI RAMMUSHI- Ancestor

VOCALISTS
DONALD LETLHOGONOLO PHOKU- Ancestor
OSIAME MORULANE- Ancestor
DAISY TLAILANA- Ancestor

About the Artists

Director: Sibusiso Masangane is a South African artist based in Gauteng and a founder of Urge Society Broadcasting 1. Masangane has trained at Leaders in Motion (2023) and studied Drama & Theatre Arts and design at Tshwane University of Technology (2021). Currently Masangane is a Director of MAONO. and a Lighting Designer for The South African State Theatre.

Awards: Best Director and Best Production Awards for Mzansi Fela Festival (The South African State Theatre).

Experiance:
Leaders in Motion Academy: A short film called Sifelani monitored by Vuyani Bila (2023). ~Lighting Designer for production nominated under Naledi Theatre Awards 2024 (Rapture: Directed by Bailey Snyman) & (Ringmeester: Written by Pinto Ferreira). ~Simba Chips TV advertisement 2020 -Dj Maphorisa. ~Dancer in AMAWETHU directed by Mr. Luyanda Sidiya 2019. ~THINA 2019 by Mr. Phumlani Nyanga which premiered at Johannesburg (The Market Theatre) & United States of America (Battery Dance Festival). ~Luthando Arts Academy offered him a one-year internship in 2019. SA Got Talent (Season 8) 2017. Best Dancer for Amped Africa 2017.

Tours: Egypt (Daniel THE MUSICAL) 2019. ~ Kenya (INGOMA) 2019 and lastly Angola (Cultural Exchange) 2019 with S.A Minister of Arts and Culture Mr. Nkosinathi Emmanuel “Nathi Mthethwa”.

 

Production Manager and Actor: Kgomotso Motsiane is an actress, dancer, presenter, model, and vocalist born in Dinoka (Zeerust) and raised in Ebony Park, Midrand. She attended part time classes at Youth In Trust Acting Academy in Johannesburg and later in 2018 enrolled at the South African State Theatre ‘s Youth In Trust Acting Academy as a full time student.

Experience:
Let Me Be || Theatre in Education 2018
Songbird || Musical Theatre 2018
Nomzamo || Dramatic Poetry 2018 
Dance Umbrella Africa 2019
Chosen The Musical 2019

FILM
Real Estate Sisters (Upcoming Netflix Film) || Feature 2023
Madi Aka (Upcoming Mzansi Magic Film) || Feature 2023 
Oleander || Short Film 2022
A Beautiful Mess || Short film 2022
Nothing Lasts ForAva || Short Film 2021 
Piecing Together Humanity || Short Film 2021 
Madi Aka (Lead character) 29 January 2023 Mzansi bioskop channel 164
Real Estate Sisters (upcoming Netflix film) Supporting cast 2023.
Maono || Dance Musical 2022
Miringo (upcoming drama series Showmax)

 

Musical Director: Steven Tshefati Mlazi was born on the 3rd of February 
1999, and is from a small village called Clau Clau located on the outskirts of Nelspruit Mpumalanga. He completed matric in 2018, and then enrolled at the Breath Of Art Academy to study Performing Arts (2019). He also studied Scriptwriting and Directing with Mr Eddie Thaba. Steven is a creative artist with skills in acting, writing, storytelling, narration, physical theatre, song writing, music directing, vocal coaching, instruments and singing.  


Steven has had the privilege to participate in theatre shows such as The Infidel, Waiting for Godot (2020), Mr Covid (2021), and The Suit (2021). In 2021 he also wrote and directed plays such as Imbewu The truth and Ngomane. In 2022 he was part of a children’s theatre show called “The singing chameleon”. He was the musical director of an award-winning dance show called Maono 2022. In 2023, he was the musical director and composer of a children’s theatre show called Mphenyasilo the bully. 

 

  • Programme type: vFringe
  • Genre: Dance & Physical Theatre
  • Duration: 54 mins
  • Ages: ALL AGES
    • Suitable for All Ages
    • Academic or Professional Content
    • Adult Themes
June 23, 2024 00:01 - July 31, 11:59