February 11 - 14, 2015
Wed - Sat 8pm
Artist Talkback on Thurs

Audiences “shouldn’t miss the opportunity to see such an electrifying performer: Resist the urge to fall back on preconceptions or jump forward to interpretation and commit, instead, to the immediacy of Mantsoe’s presence.” – Globe and Mail

“Mantsoe is an artist of fierce uniqueness… He combines entertainment, history, and spirituality with an earthshaking expressiveness that audiences find irresistible.” – DANCE MAGAZINE

“He is a magnetic soloist… you sense the contained power of his presence. When he moves, he is compelling” The Guardian (UK)

Experience the riveting mastery of an incomparable artist. Internationally renowned South African choreographer Vincent Mantsoe combines traditional and contemporary dance to create an exhilarating and passionate new language. NTU & Skwatta are two politically and socially charged solos reflecting the poverty stricken life in South Africa’s squatter camps. In these works Mantsoe finds hope and salvation in the human spirit – often fragile and tortured, but capable of great dignity and pride.

Choreographed and performed by Vincent Mantsoe. A Firehall Arts Centre presentation.

Mantsoe is touring NTU/Skwatta as part of a pan-Canadian tour with stops at the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto) and Montreal.

REVIEWS From Canadian Tour

“when Danceworks curator Mimi Beck writes that Vincent Mantsoe … is a dancer of “breathtaking virtuosity,” she’s just stating the facts. He’s incredible.” Mooney on Theatre, Toronto

Vincent Mantsoe Stays True To His South African Roots – Toronto Star Preview

“Creating meaning in his own mind, and then giving it form through an artful articulation of the body is what distinguishes Mantsoe… Make sure to see him” – Critics at Large


Buy tickets to NTU/Skwatta and Wen Wei Dance’s Made In China (Feb 18 – 21) at the same time and get 10% off. Only applies to advance phone sales. Use the code MOREDANCE to redeem.

Are you a dance student? Ask our box office about our special offer for students on Thursday evenings when you book!