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CULTURAL DELEGATION OF PRESIDENT STEINMEIER

I am honoured to have been invited to accompany German president Steinmeier and First Lady Frau Büdenbender on the first presidential trip to South Africa in 20 years as well as to Botswana.  Together with Jessica Nupen (choreographer and dancer), Sönke Wortmann (director) and Thomas Krüger (president Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung) we formed the cultural delegation.  The state visit included a day in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Gabarone to meet the respective heads of state.  Furthermore our delegation had the opportunity to exchange with people from various fields – particularly from within the arts – for discussions surrounding the intersection of culture and politics in our countries.

CALL ME QUEEN

Theater play „Call me Queen“ premiered at Ballhaus Naunynstrasse in Berlin 2017.  Written, directed and performed by Thandi, this show is a fast-paced, witty drama with musical elements.

„Kreuzbergadel In „Call me Queen“ inszeniert Thandi Sebe die beschwerliche Suche nach einer afrodeutschen Identität in Berlin. Ihr ist eine klug beobachtete und berührende Straßeneckballade gelungen.“ – Article published in Tagesspiegel

„Dieser ebenso selbstbewusste wie witzige Umgang mit Ärgernissen zeichnete auch das Debüt der 28-jährigen Deutsch-Südafrikanerin aus.“ – Article published in Zitty

JUNG, GIFTIG UND SCHWARZ

Theatre play „Jung, giftig und Schwarz“ premiered at Ballhaus Naunynstrasse in Berlin in 2015. Written, directed and performed by Thandi together with Amina Eisner. They have been playing to sold out shows at Ballhaus Naunynstrasse since 2015.

„Wir müssen gleich zu Beginn zugeben: Ihr Stück hat uns sehr beeindruckt! Der Alltag junger, Schwarzer Frauen in der Großstadt wurde in Deutschland noch nie so unterhaltend und dabei politisch relevant erzählt!“ – Katrin Gottschalk und Aida Worku, Article published in Missy Magazin (print)

ACTING SHOWREEL

MOSTLY WAITING – THE DOCUMENTARY

A film about Zimbabwean day-labourers in Cape Town. This documentary was funded by Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and created by Thandi together with Tim Foresta.

IINLDELA ZAMANDULO

Music video „Indlela Zamandulo“ idea, direction and styling by Thandi. Shot in Cape Town, South Africa for artists Crosby, Foresta and Uno July.

BELIEVE

Music video „Believe“. Idea, directed and styled by Thandi. Shot in Jamaica for artists Royal Blu, Foresta and Lila Ike.

 

SKIN TONED

Music video directed by Thandi and Tim Foresta in Berlin 2017 for artists Runkus and Royal Blu.