23-year-old Musa Motha uses gravity to perfect his (dancing) technique and his work is getting him noticed abroad. “
Musa’s leg was amputated when he was 11-years-old after being diagnosed with cancer. He had dreams of being a professional soccer player but quickly realized that he wouldn’t be able to pursue this dream. He joined the Vuyani Dance Theatre last year and found his passion. The company was involved with the University of KwaZulu Natal Drama and Performance Department in Pietermaritzburg when they hosted internationally renowned dancer, choreographer, teacher, director and scriptwriter Gregory Maqoma at this year’s Dance Experia Festival. The festival included a masterclass which was open to the public and ended with a solo performance of Ketima by Maqoma, followed by Rise by Vuyani Dance Theatre choreographers.