ABOUT SIMBA ARTS
Our name, Simba, is a Shona word from a vernacular language of the Bantu people of Zimbabwe and other parts of Africa, which translates as strength. The organization draws from its name, its ethos and values of strength and oneness in numbers.
Simba Arts develops talent in different communities and encourages the co-existing of both traditional and urban arts like dance, music, and storytelling to create uniqueness in the performing arts.
Cultural preservation for youths to help them understand and appreciate their traditions.
To be able to acquire the knowledge and motifs and pass them on to others hence understanding the core values and meaning of their cultural dance.
Figure-ring / New Voices
A Vestland Danseteater's first creation!
Figure-ring / New Voices is a debut work Figure-ring the state of dance, the role of Bergen-based performing artists with a migrant or multi-cultural background. Their purpose and discovering the thing we were created to do - the gift, talent, and love that we’ve been given to carry and give away.
“Yesterday I had an equal voice, today I am lost. Maybe I was blinded by the neon sign of opportunity, failed to read the fine print that read: “assimilate or go back where you came from”.
“It’s an emptying feeling, to become foreign to a voice that was yours, to begin with”. I am beginning to forget the taste of my own colorful voice and the language has become just a memory. - Simba
Produced by: Syv Mil AS
And co-produced by Simba Arts
Mon - Thur: 9am - 4pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm
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