Eastern Cape Indigenous Dances and Music Ensemble
Dance & Physical Theatre / Great Hall

Arts in Democracy

Step into a world where movement speaks louder than words. 16 diverse dancers from the 8 districts of the Eastern Cape ensemble in one place pushing the boundaries they encounter in the arts, and they find themselves celebrating diversity, past and present, 30 years of democracy milestone, and looking forward to the country's bright future. Join us for an unforgettable journey through choreography and breathtaking performances that will leave you inspired and moved. Arts in Democracy — where every step tells a story.


The Eastern Cape Indigenous Music and Dance Emsemble performance includes a youth group that showcases music and all the dances of the Eastern Cape. This is followed by a group of men and women from the rural areas of the province who will share their heritage through dance, music, costume, and beadwork. The Eastern Cape has a population of different tribes with unique costumes, beads, music, and dances.


The following tribes will be showcasing celebration pieces as individuals and groups: 










Production Credits

Arts in Democracy

Producers: Eastern Cape Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture in partnership with Mandela Bay Theatre Complex


Choreographer: Mandilakhe Gwashu

Cast: Dimpho Mpololo, Samkelo Sintwa, Siyamthanda Bonte, Lindelani Matiki, Athenkosi Mnxeba, Lunga Hofumani, Ntombizandile Nonyathi, Simamkele Xako, Siphosethu Mvumbu, Buhle Singonzo, Sinoxolo Botha, Kris Swartbooi, Heidi Sampson, Aarti Narotam, Siyanda Malindonga


The Eastern Cape Indigenous Music and Dance Emsemble

Production Manager: Nkosohlanga Matshoba

Choreographer: Simphiwe Botile

Stage Manager: Simlindile Mzwakali

  • Venue: Great Hall
  • Location: The Great Hall
  • Ticket price: ZAR 50.00
  • Programme type: EC Showcase
  • Genre: Dance & Physical Theatre
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Ages: ALL AGES
    • Suitable for All Ages

There are no performances for this show.