MusicDance Cape Town 2021

MusicDance is a performance residency for dancers and musicians. Now in it’s fourth year the project draws together artists from diverse genres and backgrounds. The emphasis of the work is interdisciplinary experimentation and real-time composition.

MusicDance Performance Residency provides a transformative experience for artists to extend their skills, artistry and agency while forging new collaborations and lasting artistic connections. The performance platform provides the chance to present new work to the public and offers insight into the immediacy and risk of real-time performance making. 

MusicDance is supported by Theatre Arts since 2018

Performing Artists: 
Thalia Laric, Manuela Lucia Tessi, Garth Erasmus, Vintani Nafassi, Sumalgy Nuro, Jak Tomas, Jessica Williams, Nicola Elliott, Ché Adams, Selah Joy, Leilah Kirsten, Billy Wong, Tossie van Tonder, Adam Salmon, Kyle Linde Vermeulen, Vasco Miriñe, Papa Kow, James McClure, Nico Athene, Yanna Romano, Jotam Schoeman.

Lighting design: 
Frans Mandilakhe Zunguze

Lindsey Appolis


1) Trio: Ché Adams, Garth Erasmus, Manuela Lucia Tessi  
2) Sextet: Vasco Mirine, Selah Joy, Yanna Romano, Papa Kow, Vintani Nafassi, Jak Thomas 
3) Trio: Jessica Williams, Nicola Elliott, Jak Tomas 
4) Quintet: Sumalgy Nuro, Garth Erasmus, Kyle Linde Vermeulen, Tossie van Tonder, Nico Athene 


1) Trio: Sumalgy Nuro, Thalia Laric, Leilah Kirsten 
2) Quintet: Vasco Mirine, Adam Salmon, Billy Wong, Garth Erasmus, Vintani Nafassi 
3) Duo: Selah Joy, Papa Kow  
4) Quartet: Ché Adams, Vintani Nafassi, Garth Erasmus, Sumalgy Nuro 


Vintani Nafassi, Garth Erasmus, Papa Kow, James McClure, Thalia Laric,
Sumalgy Nuro, Selah Joy, Tossie van Tonder, Adam Salmon, Vasco Mirine, Nico Athene, Jotam Schoeman
Lighting design: 
Frans Mandilakhe Zunguze


Vintani Nafassi, Garth Erasmus, James McClure, Jak Tomas, Sumalgy Nuro, Leilah Kirsten, Che’ Adams, Manuela Lucia Tessi, Jessica Williams, Vasco Mirine, Yanna Romano, Jotam Schoeman
Lighting design: 
Frans Mandilakhe Zunguze