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Danseteater of Mosi Oa Tunya was born out of a succsseful cultural exchange residency which took place in 2018-20 in Harare,Zimbabwe & Bergen,Norway.

The aim was to learn, explore and find Solutions to revamp the struggling Contemporary Dance arts industry of Zimbabwe.

The project was supported by the Ministry of Tourism,Zimbabwe in the courtesy of Bergen Afro Arts Festival. The results of the three month residency was presented as #GreatZimbabwe. 

The company came to life on the 09.12.2020, the same date the President of Zimbabwe officially conferred city status on Victoria Falls, making the country’s Tourism capital the first city in Matebeleland North Province.The official launch of the company will be  between the 01-30 June 2027, during the 30th Anniversary of the mother Board «Simba Arts».

While we are eagerly awaiting to move to our home in Victoria Falls city and the reopening of society, we are running our daily business operations under strict restrictions in Mbare Township at Nsai Dansesenter, the headquaters of Simba Arts as of 21.01.2021.

The company this year also features a number of online performances—some of which are available to view free of charge for a limited period upon registration, while others will be streamed live, with artists from across the Mbare Township connecting with audiences through our online performance platform.

When officially launched the company wishes to employ 30 - 60 professional Performing Artists in particular dansers aged 35 and below. There will be a World class Dance audition to be held in The City of Victoria Falls open to all performing Artists from Zimbabwe & Zambia.

The classes and jury of the audition will be led by Vestland Danseteater,

 a company sister company based in Bergen Norway.

 

 #GreatZimbabwe

 #GreatZimbabwe is a colorful explosion of dance, music and theater that diversifies awareness of Ubuntuisim, nynorsk and cultural tourism offerings.

"Ubuntu is an African term that is translated to" Human Kindness "or" Humanity towards others ".

 

UPCOMING / DAILY EVENTS

REHEARSAL

Everyday; Mon-Friday

Rehearsal is a MUST!Sick or NOT unless one can provide a doctor's certificate which is three days old.Fail to produce a certificate, a warning will be issued. Dancers have 60days in 360 days to be excused from work this include a 30day unpaid holiday. An extension of this period must be asked through written letter and directed to the Artistic director.

OUTREACH

Children, Youth & Semi Pro Program

Movement Foundation Training (MoFot) is free community based youth & Semi Pro Program based at the Nsai Dansesenter; First Ubuntu & iNf9t flo driven dance studio in high density suburbs of Zimbabwe.

AUDITION

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There will be a World class Dance audition to be held in The City of Victoria Falls open to all performing Artists from Zimbabwe & Zambia. The classes and judiciary of the audition will be led by Vestland Danseteater, a company sister company based in Bergen Norway.

REPERTOIRE

Professionals ONLY!

  • Dance in Mind project

A campaign featuring  live dance events in High density Surburbs and Rural communities, supporting the dance & arts industry and mental health.

  • #GreatZimbabwe

 #GreatZimbabwe is a colorful explosion of dance, music and theater that diversifies awareness of Ubuntuisim, nynorsk and cultural tourism offerings.


"Ubuntu is an African term that is translated to" Human Kindness "or" Humanity towards others ".

KICKSTARTER

Fundraising

In the midst of our preparations for the development of our 2021 project we were hit by lockdowns and it has been difficult implement A campaign featuring  live dance events in High density Surburbs and Rural communities, supporting the dance & arts industry and mental health.

We want to raise money to pay all performing artists involved, as well as administration and technical staff. This will also cover the expenses for the events, and marketing to help the campaign go further.

 
 
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ROBERT JANUARY

Co-founder/Danser/Artistic Director

My name is Robert Tinotenda January, I am the first Artistic Director, Dancer, choreographer of Danseteater of Mosi Oa Tunya.


I am also an associate dancer of a Norwegian based sister company; Vestland Danseteater and a full-time member of Simba Arts. I have been in the arts and culture industry for 24years (1997-present).

CAROLINE RUFARO TEDI

Trustee/Founder & Chairperson

Caroline graduated from Dance Foundation Course of National Ballet of Zimbabwe in 2005.Upon graduation she joined Tumbuka Dance Company and later awarded a scholarship to further study dance at Oslo National Academy of Arts in Norway.She became the first Zimbabwe girl child on an dance culture exchange program which was male dominated.She graduated in 2010 and moved to Bergen,Norway were she hails from and continue to be an active member of the dance arts scene.Caroline have worked as a dance teacher at Bergen & Stord kulturskole. As a full-time member of Simba Arts Norway she is the Adminstrator, co-founder of Bergen Afro Arts Festival and co-member of the first first all immgrant dance company in the west coast of Norway namely; Vestland Danseteater.

In 2021, she will become the first African/person of color to be given an opportunity to create in the Bergen/vestland region's history of dance.Her together with Simbarashe Norman Fulukia will co-create "Stains & Platter" on 6 Bergen, Vestland's based dancers.

To end, Caroline is the Founder of Danseteater of Mosi Oa Tunya a Victoria Falls first  iNf9t flo based dance company.

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TENDAI ZUZE FULUKIA

Trustee/Technical Director

My name is Tendai Zuze Fulukia, I am an artivist, I am the co-founder at Simba Arts Trust in Zimbabwe and artistic director for Tenrocs Media we are based in Hatcliffe, our organization works with at risk, unengaged and out of school youths using creative, physical and performing arts as tools for communication for social change. I have been in the arts and culture industry for 24years (1997-present)

SIMBARASHE NORMAN FULUKIA

Trustee/Creative Director & Producer

My name is Simbarashe Norman Fulukia, I am the founder of Simba Arts Norway & co-founder at Simba Arts Trust in Zimbabwe and Producer for Tenrocs Media we are based in Hatcliffe.

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