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Interview: Cape Town Dancer Stoan Galela Moves to Tell Stories

Cape Town dancer, choreographer and storyteller Stoan Galela is giving back to his community, one move at a time.

Mthuthuzeli Stoan "Move" Galela considers himself a mover, not a dancer. "A mover is someone who uses dance as a weapon of positivity and brings joy in their community. A mover knows no bounds to their potential," says Stoan during our interview with him.

The documentary My Father the Mover follows the accomplished dancer as he passes the baton, teaching his daughter Aleta Galela how to dance. The documentary won first prize under the Best Documentary category at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2020, and was recently acquired by MTVBase. Father the Mover is in collaboration with director, writer and producer Julia Jansch.

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