Dada Masilo

Born in Soweto, Dada Masilo trained in classical and contemporary dance before leaving for Europe to join the P.A.R.T.S. school. She now lives in South Africa, where she founded her own company, and has turned her heritage into a hybrid and contrasted dance. In 2013, she worked with William Kentridge on Refuse the Hour. Her shows are often built around shared references, such as Giselle, with which she toured the world in 2017. She is an associate artist with the Dance Factory in Johannesburg and is invited for the first time to the Festival d’Avignon.

Portrait of Dada Masilo © Rob Mills

Show in 2021