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MufukaWorks Dance Co

MufukaWorks Dance Co., Photo by Vanessa Latimore

BOOM Performance:
MufukaWorks Dance Co. –
“‘Kubatanidza’ Connecting in Shona:” Dance

This artist is a part of the Showcase of RESISTANCE in ANCESTRAL Unity.


This piece was inspired by the social media viral video on Africans vs. African Americans; however, the end in mind is we are all connected. Do you see us? We are one tribe. We are from the mother of all nations, Africa. We have faced adversity and are still standing. This dance work will take the audience on a timeline of where the pathological pathways have created a mindset of Africans vs African Americans. Yet, we are more powerful as one tribe.


Elsie Mufuka is the founder/director of MufukaWorks Dance Co. established in 2010 with her own trademarked style, Afro Russe (fusion of Zimbabwean, Ballet, and Contemporary Dance). She is also a Dance Educator at McClintock Middle. Her resume also includes Charlotte Ballet, Boom Festival Clt, and DAACLT (Dance Artists Alliance of Charlotte) Board Member.

She was the recipient of the 2019 NC Teacher of the Year award. Mufuka’s education includes Masters of Arts Administration from Winthrop University and a BA in Dance and Communications from Coker University.

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Showing at: 201 Camp Suite 107
Show Times:
Saturday, 4/22 1 – 2pm + Post Show Q & A
Saturday, 4/22 8:30 – 9:30pm
Sunday, 4/23 5:30 – 6:30pm

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