MufukaWorks Dance Company
MISSION STATEMENT: To use the Afro Russe (a fusion of Zimbabwean African, Ballet, and Contemporary) style of dance as a vehicle to convey human life stories. To give the dancers and audience an all-around cultural and dance experience and getting also a complete understanding of mind, body, and soul with all dance cultures. COMPANY HISTORY: MufukaWorks Dance Company was developed by Elsie Mufuka in 2010 with the inspiration of providing dance education and performances for the community. Since then, Mufuka has provided high art cultural dance experience through dance education and dance performance for the community. This inspiration grounded in Mufuka’s Zimbabwean lineage; professional experience; and, international travels has afforded her the opportunity to offer dance education programs and performances within a diverse community. Since the opening of the company, MufukaWorks dance education programs include dance education at the Burton Wells Recreation Center in Beaufort, SC and, more recently, an education program at the Albemarle Road Recreation Center located in Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Ballet (formally NC Dance Theater) REACH! program, as well as Dance Education Workshops at Whale Branch Elementary, Beaufort, SC, Bluffton School of Dance, Bluffton, SC, and Charlotte Dance Festival, Charlotte, NC. Additionally, Mufuka has brought dance performances to the Gullah Festival, Piccolo Spoleto, Links Inc. Dance Performance School Series, Levine Children’s Hospital, Charlotte Emerging Young Artist Dance Festival, Lexington International Festival, International House just to mention a few. The Company repertory is Return to Sender, One Blood, Our World: the stories of our community, Invisible, and “I AM”. MufukaWorks Dance Company serves as an umbrella to MufukaWorks Dance Education Program, MufukaWorks Elite Root Professional Dance Company (first company), MufukaWorks Square Root Youth Dance Company (second company).
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