- Created: 28 September 2015
Mutle Mothibe has spent the last 15 years honing his skills a writer and performer but is also an accomplished workshop facilitator who regularly engages both learners and educators at high school and tertiary level on the importance, relevance and impact of the Spoken Word. His work with Educators is of particular significance as it empowers them with a more contemporary vehicle to employ when teaching learners the rudiments of poetry. His work with young writers especially is of great importance to him as a means to help them discover their own voices and start telling their own stories.
Mothibe’s fusion of audio visual technology and traditional performance elements into his delivery wowed audiences during the performance of his one-man-show at the Bassline in Newtown Johannesburg in 2011, where projectors screened images created and based on his memories, while agile dancers interpreted his words as he performed.
A master storyteller, Mothibe was invited to Wales by the British Council to represent South Africa in the Take Over Cardiff festival, where he facilitated workshops with children from disadvantaged backgrounds, assisting them in creating a show which was performed at the Cardiff Museum, as well as performed alongside the Young Poet Laureate of Wales.
Mutle is currently a shareholder and the International Relations Manager at The Word N Sound Live Literature Company, where he is able to meld his skills as an artist and arts administrator to help develop and provide platforms and initiative for other artists to grow and showcase their own writing and performance abilities.