Kutamba! means to dance or to play in Zimbabwe’s main language, Shona. Kutamba School of Performing Arts was set up in 2003. It enables children, youth and adults to explore Africa’s performance heritage and explore positive images of Africa through discussion, the use of the internet and African theatre and other visual art forms. It is however an intercultural project working with people of all backgrounds through courses for different age groups.

Kutamba School of Performing Arts
It is led by Richard Mahachi originally from Umkhati Theatre Works and both from Bulawayo and supported by Owen Ncube of Zwakala dance. It was led originally by Mandla Sibanda from Sunduza who tragically passed away in March 2012 causing an immense leadership loss to the school.

The project is steered through SEMEA (Southern E Media Education & Arts), a not for profit organisation. SEMEA is based in Sheffield and supports capacity building projects through culture with young people in and from Southern Africa it relies heavily on the work of its volunteer trustees and volunteer members of its projects. It continues to support the link with the Es'phakeni youth Arts centre in Pumula Bulawayo. Over the coming year 2013/14 sees our new programme, Dancing for "Climate" Change extended .Please do join in

The school is running a number of activities this coming Spring term and during 2013.
Owen Ncube

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