Londiwe dances into protege programme

2016-05-31 11:43
Londiwe Khoza, third from right, celebrates her acceptance into the mentorship programme with some special friends and family. From left, Marike de Waal, Debbie Turner (director Cape Dance Company), Mududzi Khoza, Londiwe, Siphiwe Khoza and Trish Thomas-Meyer.

Londiwe Khoza, third from right, celebrates her acceptance into the mentorship programme with some special friends and family. From left, Marike de Waal, Debbie Turner (director Cape Dance Company), Mududzi Khoza, Londiwe, Siphiwe Khoza and Trish Thomas-Meyer. (Gary van Dyk)

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A dancer from Camps Bay is destined to enhance her career as part of The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

Londiwe Khoza is one of only seven young artists from around the world whose talent has secured her a year of intense, one-to-one collaboration with a renowned master in the 2016/2017 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

“Khoza was selected by Israeli mentor Ohad Naharin, in the category of dance,” said Rebecca Irvin, head of philanthropy at Rolex.
“The 22-year-old has been recognised over the past five years for her exceptional talent in neoclassical and contemporary dance, as well as her dramatic skills. Khoza is a soloist at the Cape Dance Company (CDC) and also studies at the Cape Academy of Performing Arts. She recently performed with the Joburg Ballet, one of the country’s most prestigious ballet companies, and has returned to the Cape Dance Company until July 2016.”

At the function to celebrate the nomination, held at The Vineyard Hotel in Claremont, Debbie Turner, artistic director of the CDC that is celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, spoke with passion about recognising the dancer’s potential at an early age.
“I met her when she was 15 and the talent as a classical dancer was already obvious,” she says.
“She then went on to study at the Cape Academy of Performing Arts where she also shone as a singer and actress.
“Since becoming a member of the CDC her talent has just grown and it will only improve as the recipient of this mentorship.”

Londiwe was nominated anonymously for the prized Rolex mentorship by an independent panel of influential artists and arts professionals, making it to the final round after a rigorous global search.
This initiative is a philanthropic programme that was set up in 2002 to make a contribution to global culture.
The programme seeks out gifted young artists from all over the world and brings them together with artistic masters for a year of creative collaboration in a one-to-one mentoring relationship.

In keeping with its tradition of supporting individual excellence, the programme gives emerging artists time to learn, create and grow.

Over the past decade it has paired mentors and proteges in dance, film, literature, music, theatre, visual arts and, as of 2012, architecture. In the decade since it was launched, the mentoring programme has evolved into an enriching dialogue between artists of different generations, cultures and disciplines, helping to ensure that the world’s artistic heritage is passed on to the next generation.

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