AFS 2022 70 Years-On Thinking Group

Thobile Maphanga

Dance practitioner, writer, creative collaborator, and emerging curator

Thobile Maphanga is a Durban-based dance practitioner, writer, creative collaborator, and emerging curator from South Africa, whose current preoccupation is with Black female narratives and how Black women are writing themselves into future herstories in the now.  She is passionate about the arts and more specifically how we use the arts to negotiate our collective and individual beings.  
As a contemporary dance scholar and practitioner, Thobile uses her dance practice to interrogate and negotiate the spaces Black women fill.  Through her research, which is theory and practice-led, she explores where and how Black women use their voices and where these voices can be found.

Thobile Maphanga