Meet Ntando Cele
Ntando Cele is an actress and performance artist. Her creations are uniquely South African, yet they are well-versed in global trends. She combines music, text, and video to recreate her identity in her performances. She has a National Diploma in Drama Studies from the Durban University of Technology and obtained her Master of Theatre from Dasarts-Amsterdam. In 2013, she conceptualised a sight-specific performance for Infecting the City in Cape Town. In search of her own style and language she created Face Off, a stand-up comedy show which she performed at the Zürcher Theater Spektakel, at the Festival Belluard Bollwerk Bern and at the compagnie Theater at the Neu/Now Festival in Amsterdam. Face Off has been nominated for the Zürcher Kantonalbank prize. In 2014, she premiered Complicated Art for Dummies at the GIPCA Live Art Festival, Black Notice co-produced by Afrovibes (Amsterdam), and Heitere Fahne Bern. In 2015, her projects have included acting in Erika in Afrika by Matto Kämpf and Raphael Urweider, Hotel Kosmos by Club 111 at the Schlachthaus Theater Bern, Oostkost Horror by Oysterboy, 400 ASA, and Black Notice as a part of the Laugh Up Stand Up Humour Festival in Zürich. In November 2016, she combined her series Bianca White into Black Off at the Schlachthaus Theater Bern.