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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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Spotlight: South African Visual Artist Tshepiso Moropa Finds The Future In Archives

Tshepiso Moropa's minimalist collages capture the impression of archived images.

In our Spotlight series, we highlight the work of photographers, visual artists, multimedia artists and more who are producing vibrant, original work. In our latest piece, we spotlight Johannesburg-based visual artist, researcher and archivist Tshepiso Moropa. Her collage work aims to reimagine the archive and create alternate worlds while exploring themes around sisterhood, matriarchy and expressions of blackness. The 25-year-old holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Linguistics. Moropa not only works in the digital space, but does illustration and painting as an extension of her expression.
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