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Tossie Van Tonder (Nobonke)
Photo: Vrouekeur. Jac Kritzinger

Tossie van Tonder (aka Nobonke) is a dancer-psychologist, writer, mentor, and specialist in the field of dynamic transformation - giving opportunities to unleash what is invisible and intelligible in the human being, group and organisation.

Academic qualifications:
MA Clinical Psychology (University Pretoria) and BA Hons Gender Studies (cum laude) (UNISA)

"I began to dance consciously when I was three years and six months old. It was on a rugby field. The White miners of Carletonville celebrated Christmas with a collective braai and rugby games. On the side I was mesmerised by two young women who did the jive on a large platform with a band accompanying them. That was the first time when I set my mother free, and called myself 'I.'" - Tossie van Tonder

Vision:
Remaking your world through transformative participation.

Mission:
To actualise participation in a transformative emerging future, through practice of personal form and group presence.

Core Value:
The invisible potential of every human being must be nurtured and harnessed in the service of a sustainable world through which the integrity of the ecology and its inhabitants becomes a productive experience.

Scope of Work:
The lessons we never had. A series of interactive work-sessions deepening the values underlying personal, social, organisational and political transformation. This is achieved through group experiences based on methods rooted in the fields of Positive Psychology, Cognitive-behavioural Psychology, Archetypal Psychology, Performance Studies, African Studies, Gender Studies, Movement Therapy, Contemporary Philosophy, Ecological Studies, Holistic Health Practice, and South African Common Sense.

Commissioned performances as theatrical events aimed at enhancing the values of creative expression, connectedness with our human and ecological existence; human endeavour as aesthetic representation; acknowledgement and celebration of legacies; and radical exploration of expressive form as insight into future possibilities.