Bongile Gorata Lecoge-Zulu

Term: February-May 2022

Bongile Gorata Lecoge-Zulu is a Johannesburg based artist. She holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts degrees (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg), and a Flute Performance Licentiate (LRSM). Lecoge-Zulu has performed in ensembles, bands and theatres across Southern Africa, and is a full time member of the Drama for Life Playback Theatre Company.

Lecoge-Zulu’s creative practice is deeply anchored in a cross-disciplinary collaborative approach which, often has her engaged in experimental interdisciplinary projects. Much of her investigation has to do with possibilities generated by merging music/sound with other art forms.

She works (and plays!) within and across contemporary performance, music, theatre, education, writing and curation – her practice is therefore deeply collaborative, collective and generative. The worlds of expression she explores, discovers and creates frequently play with notions of translation beyond that of text as a continued effort to traverse the boundaries of disciplines.

Toro occupies a state of dreamlike incoherence and plays with the notions of sight, communication, breath, mythology, lucidity and more through a feverish and immersive ensemble performance. CONCEPTUALISERS & PERFORMERS | Zarcia Zacheus, Siphumeze Khundayi, Calvin Ratladi, Iman Isaacs, Faniswa Yisa, Sinenhlanhla Mgeyi, Ayanda Seoka, Katlego KayGee Letsholonyane, Micca Manganye, Sibahle Mangena, Thabo Rapoo, Thembinkosi Mavimbela, Thulisile Binda, Khanyisile Ngwabe & Muzi Shili