A team from Zimbabwean dance company, M&Ms Dance Factory, which arrived in the country on Tuesday, has said all is set for dance performances slated for December 9 and 10 at Blantyre Sports Club in Blantyre.
M & Ms Dance Factory director, Mitzi Carruthers, said the performances are aimed at bringing old fashion rock and roll to Blantyre.
“The dance performances will bring back old memories and Malawians should expect the two nights to be full of entertainment because the performances will comprise four dance genres such as Bollywood, hip-hop, musical theatre and contemporary [genre],” Carruthers said.
Carruthers said the performances will also incorporate 35 dancers from Malawi who have already started rehearsing with the group at Blantyre Sports Club.
“This is one way of promoting local dancers because we believe that Malawi has potential in dance and, therefore, the future of dance in Malawi is promising. The local dancers will also have the privilege of working with award-winning dancers from our group,” Carruthers said.
Carruthers, who did dance performances in Malawi 20 years ago, asked the general public to support and promote the local dancers.
“The tickets for the performances are going at K15, 000 for the Friday night and K7, 500 for December 10 and people can get them at Blantyre Sports Club. There will also be buffet at a subsidised price of K3, 500 per person. People should keep in mind that tickets are limited,” she said.
The Friday performances will start at 7:30 pm whereas the Saturday performances are scheduled to start at 7:00 pm. The group also plans to conduct a dance workshop on Friday next week at the fee of K4,000.
“The participants of the workshop will be taught all the four dance genres by our professional teachers,” she said.
The event has been organised by M & Ms Dance Factory in conjunction with Blantyre Sports Club.
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