THULANI CHAUKE

Chauke started his performing arts career at the Jabavu Anti Crime Youth Aids Awareness. Between 2001 and 2005 he performed for various projects including Arco Dance theatre, Halala Africa theatre Society, Anavarata Dance Institute and Taelo Dance theatre. In 2006 he performed in the Gibson Kente production “The Call” by Gibson Kente, which was followed by John Ledwaba’s musical, Shosholoza from 2007 to 2008. In 2009 he joined Moving into Dance Mophathong as a company member. In 2011 he worked as a company member of Vuyani Dance Theatre. Chauke has been a part of the Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative since 2012.
Chauke has worked with internationally acclaimed choreographers such as: Gregory Maqoma, PJ Sabbagha, Fana Tshabalala, Shanell Winlock, Ivan Estegneev and Evgeny Kulagin (Russia), Iain Macdonald, Qudus Onikeku (Nigeria), Thabang Ramaila, Themba Mbuli, Thabo Rapoo, Luyanda Sidiya, Gustine Makgeledisa and Andrea Severa (Argentina) .
In a residency programme at the Centre National de la Danse (CND) in Paris and at the Klap: Maison pour la Danse in Marseilles in 2013, Chauke created his first solo, “Black Dog”. This solo work has been performed at several dance festivals since its creation.