Tuesday, 10 November 2009
WORLD’S TOP DANCE TROUPES FOR KENYAN FESTIVAL ON PEACE
A number of dance professionals from various African countries will converge in Kenya for the Africa Dance Conference and Festival in December 9 to 13.
The festival to be held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre will seek to highlight the need for peace and stability in Africa through dance.
The conference and festival will host dance companies from Jamaica, Haiti, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Nigeria, Mali, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Ghana, Cuba, Sierra Leone, Netherlands, Tanzania, Britain, United States, Canada, India among other countries. Kenyan talent that will be at the festival include Sarakasi, Safari Cats, Kanda King, Shangilia and Bomas of Kenya Dancers among others. The event will also feature award winning Johannesburg choreographer Gregory Maqoma whose work has been heralded by international dance critics as the “new visionary dance voice for Africa”.
The festival is sponsored by Artaction and Purple Images productions.