Q&A | State of Emergency: Tshediso Kabulu – Dancer and Dance Educator
Born in Welkom (South Africa), Tshediso Kabulu is a professional dancer and dance educator who began his first formal dance training in 2008 under dance teacher and choreographer David Hala where he majored in afro-fusion and African contemporary. Tshediso won numerous popular dance campus competitions between 2007 – 2011 including So You Think You Can Dance campus challenge, MTN Campus Dance Challenge and UFS Culture evening dance category, to mention a few. In 2009, he began classical contemporary training with Reginald Danster and joined Flatfoot Dance Company in January 2012 as a dance educator. Since his internship at Flatfoot Dance Company, Tshediso has worked with a number of high-calibre professional dance choreographers.
You are happiest when …
I am on stage and with my loved ones.
What is the best thing everybody says about you?
That I am a confident, good hearted and wise person.
What is your earliest memory?
Hahaha… My earliest memory is my older brother fetching me at pre-school. It felt like a busy day and he was wearing a red coat with his school uniform.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Completing my Science Bachelor degree and living my passion through the talents I was given.
Tell us a secret
I believe it’s called ‘secret’ for a reason! Only for me and God to know.
The last song you listened to today
Jehovah Is Your Name, by Ntokozo Mbambo
What makes you unhappy?
Lies, selfishness and all types of hate crimes
What is your favourite word?
The best place to watch the sunset
On the beach in Durban
Happiness smells like….
The wonderful fresh aroma of the morning
Fear smells like…
It’s more like a sour taste in one’s throat.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A medical doctor
The last book you read
Its Not About The Bike, by Lance Armstrong
Do you sing or dance under the shower?
What does love feel like?
Where is home?
Where the heart is.
Tshediso Kabulu is one of the dancers in Where Is Home?, State of Emergency’s international dance theatre production which tours the UK this October 2016 with shows at Stamford Arts Centre (Oct 11th), Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham (Oct 12th), Stratford Circus Arts Centre, London (Oct 14th & 15th) and Circomedia, Bristol (Oct 26th & 27th). The show includes new composition from singer/songwriter and producer Steve Marshall and Grammy winning South African flautist, Wouter Kellerman, who have been working together, with the choreographers and dancers, to create the live performance and a recorded soundtrack.
Photo © 2016 Daniel Spencer
October 5th, 2016