creative director | producer | dancer
Specialist in movement for dance, theatre, fashion, opera, film, tv broadcast, music and producing live shows for events, national and International touring
Born in Soweto, October 16 of 1973, Gregory Vuyani Maqoma became interested in dance in the late 1980s as a means to escape the political tensions growing in his place of birth.
I lead a team of multi-disciplinary thinkers
My role often requires undivided attention to detail, absorbing everything around me as inspiration. It is often the most bizarre and surprising elements that pull the mickey out of me. I become a child, completely absorbed. My team and I weave a story that represents you and your brand—coupled with my witty nature— to bring about an experience that is fresh and original. Instinct and gut always play a role. But more importantly, I am not afraid to experiment with ideas, to take calculated risks and push boundaries. The results are usually staggering, emotional and uplifting.
Connecting the dots
I draw from an extensive ecosystem of references
The staged productions I create often come with various design elements. Connecting the dots by highlighting them as stand-alone elements is something I often do—the idea of widening the scope and to access the elements, inspired by the movement logo. Think music, stoneware crockery, my active ware, films inspired by movement.
I offer creative muscle and decades of experience
Brands, marketing teams and event companies often need new ideas and inspiration from outside. I carry with me twenty-eight years of creative work with over fifty choreographed events. Each one has required its own identity, flair and design. Let my team and I work with you to unleash the creative elements that can assist your pitch to be unique and irresistible.