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BuDE to celebrate World Dance Day

Bulawayo Dance Expo (BuDE), which is a baby of Drums of Peace and Ulemu Arts, will celebrate World Dance Day on April 28 at Thabiso Youth Centre.

BY SHARON SIBINDI

The celebrations are aimed at creating a platform for economic development through dance and many related industries.

World Dance Day was established in 1982 and celebrated on April 29. The day is promoted by the International Dance Council and aims at attracting attention to the art of dance and is celebrated by millions of dancers around the globe.

The event, which will run under the theme Kholisa (Enjoy), will feature dance, drumming, percussion, music and games.

Event organiser Lewis Ndlovu said the event would mobilise, motivate interest, passion and appreciation for the art forms — dance and drumming.

“We want to bring the arts to the communities and create dynamic arts activity at Thabiso Youth Centre while cultivating audiences. BuDE recognises dancers, drummers as well as musicians as architects of expression who speak a common language and transcend the barriers of colour, cast and creed,” he said.

“African dance occupies a central place in cultures throughout the African continent embodying energy and graceful beauty flowing with rhythm.”

Ndlovu said they want to strengthen co-operation between their partners and promote the arts and culture in the country.

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