Program Books/Thulani Chauke

Thulani Chauke


Thulani Chauke started his performing arts career at the Jabavu Anti Crime Youth Aids Awareness. Between 2001 and 2005, he performed for various projects for Arco Dance Theatre, Halala Afrika Theatre Society, and Taelo Dance Theatre. In 2009, he joined Moving Into Dance as a trainer and then as a company member. In 2011, he joined Vuyani Dance Theatre as a company member. He then joined Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative as a community arts engagement officer, dancer, and choreographer. Currently a freelance artist, Chauke created his first solo work, Black Dog, while in a residency program at the Centre National de la Danse in Paris and at the Klap Maison Danse in France 2013; this solo work has performed at several dance festivals since its creation. Chauke has performed in various number of dance works and has worked with inter­na­tionally acclaimed choreographers Gregory Maqoma, PJ Sabbagha, Fana Tshaba­lala, Shanel Winlock, Ivan Estegneev, and Evgeny Kulagin (Russia), Iain Macdonald, Qudus Onikeku (Nigeria), Themba Mbuli, Thabo Rapoo, Gustine Makgeledisa, and Andrea Severa (Argentina). Since 2017, Chauke has been a freelance artist and has been working with William Kentridge on various projects curated by the Center For The Less Good Idea: Season One (2017), History Of The Main Complaint (2017, originally by Kent­ridge, reinterpreted by Chauke), The Head & the Load (2017–19), Season Four (2018), and SIBYL (2019).