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Curriculum vitae

Born1984 in South Africa

He grew up in Meadowlands, Soweto. His family is multicultural Zulu, Tswana, Swati and Pedi.

Sifiso Seleme was mentored by the highly acclaimed late South African choreographer Mxolisi George Khumalo. He worked with Sello Pesa, Carlos Pez and Mia Lawrence. He currently heads a programme called Politics of this country are like fish & chips, engaging through public performances with current South African issues. In 2012, Sifiso was invited to create his new solo work Extra Ordinary at a residency at the Tanzfabrik (Berlin).
He performed in Canada, France, Greece, Israel, Palestine, Morocco Germany, Belgium, Austria, Mozambique, Nigeria and South Africa.

The background of Sifiso Seleme's work of strong pictures is the post-apartheid society in his home in South Africa. His interest is particularly the in-between of different realities of life in Johannesburg and Soweto and its possibilities and impossibilities.

Sifiso also teaches pantsula and fly low technique in Soweto. Subsequently, he was invited to teach pantsula at the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna in July 2012.

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