Q&A | State of Emergency: Dumisani Muntu Ngubane – Performer, Actor, Choreographer and Teacher

Q&A | State of Emergency: Dumisani Muntu Ngubane – Performer, Actor, Choreographer and Teacher


‘Muntu’ is an experienced performer, actor, teacher and choreographer. His credits include television work as a teacher/choreographer on Strictly Come Dancing in South Africa as well as teaching dance on Big Brother Africa. He appeared in the Vodacom Face of Ballroom Challenge 2008 and 2009, Simply Ballroom (UK Production) and has worked closely with the South African Grammy winning flautist, Wouter Kellerman.

He was also the lead dancer in African Footprint, directed by Richard Loring. Over the past sixteen years Muntu’s professional dance career has involved Ballroom, Latin American, Tap and African dance (including Gum Boot and Zulu dance).


You are happiest when …
On stage performing. Creating art.


What is the best thing everybody says about you? 
“He’s down to earth”


What is your earliest memory?
My family


What do you consider your greatest achievement?
The lifestyle I live today


Tell us a secret


The last song you listened to today
Vivir  mi vida, by Marc Antony


What makes you unhappy?
People who take advantage of kindness


What is your favourite word?


The best place to watch the sunset
Cape Town


Happiness smells like….


Fear smells like…
Burnt hair


What did you want to be when you were growing up?


The last book you read
A new earth, by Eckhart Tolle


Do you sing or dance under the shower?


What does love feel like?
Love… not sure


Where is home?
Home is where I am.


‘Muntu’ is one of the choreographers of Where Is Home?, State of Emergency’s international dance theatre production which is currently touring the UK including shows in London at Stratford Circus Arts Centre (Oct 14th & 15th) and in Bristol at Circomedia (Oct 26th & 27th). The show includes new composition from singer/songwriter and producer Steve Marshall and Grammy winning South African flautist, Wouter Kellerman.


October 13th, 2016

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