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MUDA graduates' first event

Co-founded by MUDA graduates Samwel Japhet Silas and Alawi Saidi, the Nantea Dance Company is hosting A Night of Contemporary Dance at the Alliance Française, Thursday 15th of February at 7:30pm.

"Nantea organised this evening because Tanzanians like to move, they enjoy movement," explains Alawi, a.k.a Thadi, on Boresha Biashara Radio.

This will be Nantea's first big public event since the company was founded in January 2016. 

"Karibuni sana!"

 

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Time 2 Dance 2017 festival countdown!

This festival came to life thanks to the support of : Tanzania's National Arts Council-BASATA, the Norwegian embassy, the Italian embassy, the Russian Centre for Science and Culture, Porini property development, Flusso dance project, Panta Rei, Norwegian ministry of foreign affairs, Scenekunst Østfold ,Nordre Aker Bydel, Arts Council Norway, Fund For Performing Artists , Performing Arts Hub Norway, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tipa Tone

Time 2 Dance 2017 festival programme

The 3 evenings of festival performances start with 4 solos at the Alliance francaise on Thursday 21 September with artists from Rwanda, Tanzania, Germany and Madagascar, followed by 2 evenings at the Russian Centre for Science and Culture on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 September 2017 with performances from Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar, Italy and Norway. Free entrance. Donations welcome.

Time 2 Dance 2017- Save the dates!!

Our annual Time 2 Dance festival showcases the students of the Muda Africa dance school and guest artists from around the world. This year we will welcome artists from Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Madagascar, Norway, Italy and Germany. Save the dates: 21-23 September 2017. FREE entrance.

 

2017 Festival auditions

The Time 2 Dance 2017 festival auditions for Tanzanian performing artists are on Saturday 2 September 2017. Venue: Nafasi Art Space. Time: 10am. Wote mnakaribishwa!

 

"La oss danse" with Panta Rei!

MUDA is delighted to announce our 3-year partnership with Panta Rei Dance Theatre, supported by DTS and the Norwegian embassy. 

As well as helping to select MUDA’s very first students, Panta Rei will also be advising the Tanzanian dance institution on curriculum and artistic direction, rolling out teacher training programs and serving as MUDA’s main link to the EU.  

Established in 2000, the Oslo-based company is known for reaching out to groups not traditionally targeted by the dance world with fun, accessible and dynamic performances. 

Introducing Nia Love

MUDA is excited to announce that Nia Love, in collaboration with New York Live Arts, will be hosting a workshop with our students to develop a piece for this year's the Time 2 Dance Festival. The choregraphy entitled Ram Flash evokes the importance of agriculture in the human story, or as she put it, "a kind of rescue mission for us all... a deliverance, disembarrassment, disentanglement, emancipation, extrication, feat, heroism, liberation, ransom, reclaiming, recovery, redemption, release, relief, salvation!"

Nia is a dancer, choreographer and self-professed "conceptual artsist/ anarchist" based in New York. Her teaching credits include Columbia university, Barnard College and assistant professor at Queens College and Hunter College,

MUDA's first dance floors are laid down...

and just in time for class! 

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