Oscar Buthelezi

Oscar Buthelezi 2019-05-10T10:52:50+00:00

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Oscar began dancing in 1998 with a group called Via Vosloorus Mapantsula Youth Club. In 2003 he began working with Dlala Mapantsula and began choreographing. In 2006 he was involved in TV productions such as YO TV Groove and Jika maJika where he was one of the choreographers. He later joined Nkosinathi Cultural Productions. He was accepted as a student at MIDM’s Performing Arts Training Course in 2010 and became a trainee in 2011. He is now part of the senior company as African dance teacher and choreographer.
Buthelezi toured extensively with Robyn Orlin’s, “Beauty Remained…” and was cast in “Ngisiwize”, choreographed by Jenifer Dallas and Sonia Radebe, staged together with Sunnyboy Motau’s “Man-Longing” at the National Arts Festival. Buthelezi performed in “We are still marching”in collaboration with the Playhouse Dance Company. With MIDM, he toured Moscow and St Petersburg as part of the Russian/South African Season.
He choreographed and performed in a duet called “ROAD” which scooped a double award at the Kurt Jooss International Award for Choreography in 2016 becoming the first African to win this prestigious award. “ROAD” was also staged at Impact No.1 and Impact No.2. Buthelezi choreographed “ILEMBE”, the story of Shaka Zulu, performed at the National Arts Festival as well as the Soweto Theatre. In 2017 Oscar choreographed “Stuck Souls” and performed in Sunnyboy Motau’s “I Am not” at the Dance Umbrella Festival 2017. Buthelezi assisted Jessica Nupen in choreographing the iconic production, “Romeo & Juliet, Rebellion & Johannesburg”.
Buthelezi was honoured by the Premier in his home Province of Ekurhuleni, where he was awarded the Premier’s Award for Youth in Services Excellence.