Monthly Archives: June 2014
Media and Cultural Studies alumnus, Mlondolozi Zondi, has recently been awarded a Master of Fine Art (MFA) from the University of California, Irvine in the United States. Zondi, who graduated with a BA degree specialising in Media and Cultural Studies and Drama in 2007 from UKZN, was awarded a Fulbright scholarship, in recognition of his creative talent, to study as a MFA candidate in dance at the Claire Trevor School of Arts at the University of California, Irvine in 2012. The School of Arts, which was founded by Academy Award winner Claire Trevor, is recognised by Times Higher Education as the top, less than 50 year old, university in the United States.
Since joining the School in 2012, Zondi, who describes himself as a choreographer and performance activist in his online CV, was commissioned by the acclaimed Laguna Beach Art Museum to create a piece entitled Ceremonious for its annual dance festival in 2013. Other work he has completed while in the United States includes choreographing In-Mate, a dark apocalyptic themed piece, which premiered at the Claire Trevor New Slate exhibition, and was described “as an unforgettable work of art“.
This work has been complimented by several other creative pieces, produced both individually and in collaboration with South Africa’s Flatfoot Dance Company since 2007.