Entries from 'dance'

A Dancing King

Last weekend we saw “Kgosi Kgolo”, a new performance by Mophato Dance Theatre, who are something like the local dance superstars. It was a really great performance, mixing African and contemporary dance elements with traditional music and songs. The choreography and the show was beautiful, giving an idea of the dance talent Botswana has to…

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a happening of arts

Yesterday I went to the Alliance Francaise, where a friend organised an arts workshop. It involved painters, drummers, a dancing poet and guests, who had gathered in the courtyard to watch “creative mistakes”.  During the workshop, we listened to powerful poetry and watched the artists in the process of making “creative mistakes” on a canvas….

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a visit to Bahurutshe

I went with some friends to Bahurutshe, a cultural village not too far from Gabs. The place is run by a retired woman, who is committed to keeping the traditional rituals and culture alive. We were greeted by a group of villagers from Mmankgodi and learned about the wedding ceremony, life in the olden days…

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the lethlafula dance festival

On Saturday I attended the Lethlafula Festival that is taking place every year to celebrate Setswana culture and traditions with a day full of food and dance. The traditional dance groups were great to watch and I was quite fascinated by their moves and choreography of the different dance styles. They move so fast it…

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