Latest News from MUDA Africa

Muda dancers at the Africa Yoga project

Congratulations to Muda Africa dancers, Halima, Mwamgeni, Sisti and Godfrey, for being selected, amidst a tough competition, to receive scholarships to attend the 200 hour certified yoga teacher training at the Africa Yoga Project (AYP) in Kenya. The AYP believes in delivering well-being in and from Africa through the practice and teaching of yoga. They give out a limited number of scholarships to African participants every year. https://www.africayogaproject.org/

200 hours in 2 weeks - Sio mchezo! Good luck!

Collaboration with Black Box Company

The enriching 2-year collaboration between Muda Africa and Black Box Dance Company (BBDC) from Denmark has just come to an end. The exchange started in 2016 with a performance by BBDC at our Time 2 Dance festival. The company returned to Tanzania in 2017 with their new production FEAR and created duos with the Muda Africa students, which were performed at Nafasi Art Space and the University of Dar es Salaam. In 2018, the final year of exchange, 6 Muda Africa dancers were invited to tour Denmark with their performance CHAIR and our 2016 graduate Alawi Saidi was selected for a 2 month residency with BBDC. 

"We don't realize the uniqueness of our talent until we get out of our boxes" says Alawi Saidi about his experience in Denmark.

Black box dance company provides an inspirational environment for young graduating dancers and is the final stepping stone in the development process of professional dancers:

http://www.black-box-theatre-and-dance.dk/dans/about-black-box-dance-company

 

Muda Africa and the Embassy of Norway

Muda Africa is delighted to announce that the Embassy of Norway will continue to support Muda Africa's strategy plan for the next 3 years. 

The agreement addendum can be viewed here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jB_KpcjaAu_RbS43gD52lDoN4W9msePd

Time 2 Dance festival 2018 programme

The festival would not be possible without the generous support of the Royal Norwegian embassy, Goethe Institut, Alliance francaise, National Arts Council BASATA, Gibney dance, Batalo East, Rafiki Community Centre, Nafasi Art Space and CAN creative.

TIME 2 DANCE 2018 IS HERE!!

The 2018 Time2Dance festival will feature exciting new dance productions created by Abdul Muyingo & Batalo East from Uganda, Robert Ngoroma and Nshoma Nkwabi from Tanzania, Ciara Baldwin and Nathan Bartman from South Africa, Gibney dance from USA and Johannes Wieland from Germany! Book the dates...the entrance is free....and performances are suitable for all ages. Karibuni wote.

Introducing Tubby and Nottubby

(also known as Louis Fortier and Sophie Brech). The duo is at MUDA giving a two-day workshop and performing their internationally acclaimed The Tragicomic Destiny of Tubby and Nottubby. After more than 120 performances in France, Canada, Quebec, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Turkey the piece comes to Tanzania! The epic tragicomedy has been nominated for Best Foreign Production by the Association of Quebec Theatre Critics and selected for The International Market of Contemporary Circus.

MUDA students will be the curtain raisers on this Laurel and Hardy meets Shakespeare extravaganza! 

Between them, Sophie and Louis have decades worth of physical theatre and dance experience taking them from Montreal to Sarajevo, Paris to Seoul,…

 

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!"

 

https://www.facebook.com/Nantea-Dance-Company-934188093340560/

Introducing Wesley Ruzibiza

The Rwandan contemporary dance maestro is in town to give a selected group of students a 2-week choreography workshop. 

Wesley is the artistic director of Amizero Kompagnie, Rwanda’s first contemporary dance company established in 2005, and founder of the East African Nights of Tolerance festival. His credits include the prestigious École des Sables, training at the University of Rwanda and touring award-winning pieces throughout East Africa and beyond. 

What he thought of our students: “MUDA students are strong artists. They have a beautiful political mind, political body, there is so much they want to say. So working with them has also been a process of learning for me.”

 

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