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Nantea Dance Company

Dance

Africa

Nantea Dance Company is a Tanzanian based not-profit contemporary dance company composed of Tanzanian freelance dance artists, founded in 2015 by Alawi Saidi Alawi and Samwel Japhet. With the aim to produce new works and activities through dance; promoting and developing contemporary dance scene in Tanzania and inspiring youths in the society to became the ambassadors of development and social change. Since 2018 the company has been organizing a contemporary dance night event in Dar es Salaam, as a platform for young Tanzanian and African artists. This is a bi-annual event and has happened five times since 2018.

The company wants to bring dance and performance to rural and public spaces in Tanzania where they don’t usually have live dance performances and engage with the community through a live dance performance and discussion around different topic about the challenges that are happening within our society. This year the company has successful initiated a dance project called Dansi pamoja na Jamii – Onyesha Thamani – Dance Together with the community – Showing value, which is a dance and theater performance raising awareness and open dialogue on gender equality and inspiring people to be ambassadors of positive change in the community and improving local access to contemporary dance.

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