Soweto-born performance artist, designer, musician and muse – Manthe Ribane – unveiled the latest Nike innovation, designed specifically for women at a meeting of creative and artistic minds at Nirox Sculpture Park on Saturday, 19 May. The South African style award winner and original member of the city’s first run crew, teamed up with the performance brand to reveal the new Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 in an imaginative running experience.
Through the lens of powerful and dynamic South African women, Manthe combined the power of the mind, body and soul into a visual performance that included live mannequins that brought the concept of “She flies” to life, followed by an experiential run through the park.
“Flight and movement is part of our natural rhythm and my performance was intended to evoke a sense of freedom. This experience elevated and challenged our view on movement – how we move and why we move,” says Ribane.
The experience brought together some of South Africa’s biggest game-changers including visual artist, Lady Skollie, dancer, Taryn Alberts, as well as young minds from Blackboard Africa. Speaking at a roundtable discussion following the run, Manthe and her guests explored the creative arts and the challenges facing women in South Africa.
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