Challenge Gumbodete


Love or money?


How do you protect yourself?

Surrounding myself with positivity

What book is on your bedside table?

“I´ll Never Write My Memoirs” by Grace Jones

Dancer and Performer Challenge Gumbodete was born in Shurugwi, Zimbabwe and currently lives in Berlin. He studied at the National Ballet of Zimbabwe (Dance Foundation Course led by Marie-Laure Soukaina Edom), at the Ballet Theatre Afrikan with Martin Schonberg in Johannesburg, South Africa, and at Danceworks Berlin. During the last years Challenge was engaged at various German-speaking and international theatres, as a guest-dancer/performer among others at Oper Frankfurt, Staatsoper Berlin, Oper Köln, Deutsches Theater Göttingen, Staatstheater Kassel, Semperoper Dresden and at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt. Next to his collaborations with choreographers like Trajal Harrell, Barish Karademir, Robyn Orlin, Michael Laub/Remote Control Productions, Rob Fordeyn, Billinger & Schulz, Tomi Paasonen, Ayman Harper, Athol Farmer, Rhys Martin, Michael Barry, Ben J. Riepe, Martin Stiefermann, Michael Langeneckert and Lucia Glass. He takes part in national and international Cinema productions and TV series, recently he appeared in Berlin I love you (directed by Daniel Lwowski) and the German TV-series Babylon Berlin (directed by Tom Tykwer).

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