Returning on its 5th edition in Kigali, is the East African Nights of Tolerance (EANT), Rwanda’s only festival devoted to contemporary dance. The festival, which includes dance master classes, performances and a seminar, will take place from the 24th to 27th of November, 2016.
Hosted by Amizero Dance Kompagnie, a Rwandan Contemporary Dance Company since 2005, in close partnership with the Ministry of Sports and Culture (MINISPOC), this year’s edition is supported by the Swiss cooperation (DDC), Institut Francais du Rwanda (IFR), Institut Français de Paris (IF), Positive Productions, the Belgian Embassy, the French Embassy and the Goethe Institut.
To showcase this year, with10 performances are countries Rwanda, France, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Cameroun, Uganda, Belgium, DRC and Tanzania.
Founded in 2012, Amizero Dance Kompagnie’s director Wesley Ruzibiza, the festival aims to promote contemporary dance in Rwanda and East Africa, while using dance to promote peace and tolerance.
Having opened up a platform for contemporary dance as a tool for dialogue in East Africa, the festival further offers opportunities for young and professional dancers to train in intensive workshops, and introduces dance to disadvantage youth and schools, as well as providing performances of professional productions open to the public.
Amizero Kompagnie started in 2005, and is hosting the East Africa Nights of Tolerance. It stages dance performances and plays throughout the year, and tours nationally and internationally.
Performances kick off on November 24, 25 and 27 November will will kick off at 7pm at Zenith Hotel in Kimihurura across from Papyrus. .
Entrance; Rwf2000 (for a single show), while a package is available for the 4 nights of performance at 5000RWF.
Note; The Saturday November 26 performance at Kimisagara – Maison des Jeunes is free.