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Nhimbe Trust and Young Vic Theatre (UK) Collaboration Blooms

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Following a vivid collaboration in 2017 between the Bulawayo-based Women in Theatre and Television project by Nhimbe Trust and young women of London’s Young Vic Theatre, the continuing artistic collaboration between the two blooms with another exciting exchange this January.

Young Vic participants in Bulawayo in 2017 Picture By Mgcini Nyoni
Young Vic participants in Bulawayo in 2017 Picture By Mgcini Nyoni

In a new creative partnership with Amakhosi Cultural Centre, Nhimbe Trust will welcome the visitors to meet with their counterparts in Bulawayo and experience a Heritage Tour to the Njelele Shrine led by acclaimed playwright and cultural activist Cont Mhlanga, before embarking on an exercise in improvisation and scriptwriting, sharing feedback and ideas, and finally presenting a theatrical piece in Harare on 24 January at the Afrikera Dance Theatre hub, and at Amakhosi Cultural Centre, Bulawayo, on 25 January.

Young Vic participants in Bulawayo in 2017 Picture By Mgcini Nyoni
Young Vic participants in Bulawayo in 2017 Picture By Mgcini Nyoni

Other partners in the exchange are long-time and valued Nhimbe associate Afrikera Dance Trust, the British Council, and Daneford Trust.

The Nhimbe-Amakhosi Partnership – For many years Nhimbe Trust and Amakhosi Cultural Centre have worked to build, protect and promote the arts. Nhimbe’s executive director Josh Nyapimbi said “We are humbled by Amakhosi Cultural Centre’s offer to host Bluez Café popup outreach events in a unique partnership between Amakhosi Productions and Nhimbe Trust.” The new partnership holds a strong promise of healthy cooperation for the advancement of the arts in Bulawayo in 2019.

Source : www.dailynews.co.zw