Hector Thami Manekehla (Johannesburg)


05.11. 10.30 pm - 11.30 pm

06.11. 10.30 pm - 11.30 pm



Entrance € 12 | Reduced € 7


NEW WORKS talk on November 7, 11 a.m. at Muffatwerk | Ampère


In English


Everyone knows that Johannesburg is considered to be one of the most dangerous cities in the world. From the perspective of a tourist, apparently the majority of the robbery victims are white visitors to the city. Actually, Johannesburg is much more dangerous for the local population, regardless of their skin color. In A GOOD PLACE FOR NO TOURISTS NOR LOCALS Hector Thami Manekehla examines the criminal relationships in his hometown. Is the crime rate a result of the apartheid system? Are there perhaps even ties to 1652, the year when the first Dutch colony was founded in South Africa? Why do most of the black graduates of school become professional criminals? And why is the distance between black and white people so huge?


Direction, choreography and performance  Hector Thami Manekehla


Hector Thami Manekehla began his career as a dancer in 1995, and he collaborates with the choreographer and dancer Thabiso Heccius Pule, whom he met at the South African Soweto Dance Project. Manekehla has gained experience working as a choreographer in different South African and international projects and in cooperative projects; he has been the director of Nyakaza S.P.A.C.E, a center for the performing arts in Soweto, since 2012. He has received grants from diverse organizations in Norway, France, and Switzerland, and starting in 2013 as part of the program Africa Solitude at Akademie Schloss Solitude. He has collaborated with artists such as Nelisiwe Xaba; Mamela Nyamza; Fabrice Lambart; and with visual artists in different fields. He is an active member of the international network of dancers Sweet and Tender Collaborations.


Production and realization
Realisation supported by Goethe-Institut