PERFORMANCE SPACE (18:40 – 19:00)
CREATIVE ARENA (12:45 – 13:00)
Embark on a journey to the heart of Rwanda through two extraordinary dances—the Intore Dance of Warriors and the Umushayayo/Umushangiriro.
The Intore Dance of Warriors showcases the valor of Rwandan men, chosen for their moral and physical prowess, who once performed this vigorous dance before their King, or Mwami. The dance serves as a vivid storytelling medium, recounting tales of preparation for battles, hunting experiences, and the jubilant celebration of victories.
The Umushayayo/Umushangiriro, also known as the dance of the women, offers a stark contrast. This graceful and gentle dance is inspired by the movements of the Ankole cattle and embodies the qualities of purity, radiance, goodness, and kindness. The dance pays homage to the beauty and strength of the African woman, capturing the essence of Rwandan culture.
Don’t miss this rare chance to witness the rich tapestry of Rwanda’s traditional dances, each narrating a unique aspect of the nation’s heritage and values. Join us for a performance that promises to be a feast for the senses and the soul.