Amizero Dance Kompagnie return with the 5th edition of 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.
Under the high patronage of 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.
EANT was founded in 2012 by the director of Amizero Dance Kompagnie, Wesley Ruzibiza with an aim of promoting contemporary dance, peace and tolerance in Rwanda and East Africa. The festival offers opportunities for young and professional dancers to train in intensive workshops, and introduces dance to disadvantaged youth and schools, as well as providing performances of professional productions open to the public. Now in its fifth year, EANT has opened a platform for contemporary dance as a tool for dialogue in East Africa.
AMIZERO KOMPAGNIE, a Rwandan Contemporary Dance Company started in 2005, is hosting the East Africa Nights of Tolerance. Amizero Kompagnie stages dance performances and plays throughout the year, and tours nationally and internationally.
The festival will present exciting original work from around the continent and Europe. This year’s audience will be dazzled with 10 performances from Rwanda, France, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Cameroun, Uganda, Belgium, DRC and Tanzania.
Performances on November 24, 25 and 27 (venue TBA) have a cover of Rwf2000and on Saturday November 26 at Kimisagara – Maison des Jeunes is free.