Featured, Lowcountry Social Diary|June 30, 2011 1:46 pm

Mufuka Works Dance Company

 

The Beaufort-based Mufuka Works Dance Company has been opened for a year. Owner Elsie Mufuka developed this company for dance education and dance performance. Her background includes a B.A. in Dance and a B.A. in Communications from Coker College. She has worked with Ntsona Contemporary Dance Theatre, Tealo Dance Theatre, DTL Entertainment in South Africa.

Owner Elsie Mufuka

Here are some of the company’s recent events: Dance Intensive Workshop at Bluffton Performing Arts School; Dance Workshop at Red Cedar Elementary in Bluffton; Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston; and Starlight Society Event at Levine’s Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, N.C. The troupe has performed at the Gullah Festival in Beaufort; 2010 One Blood Annual Performance at USCB; and the  Heritage Festival in Beaufort.

This summer, Mufuka Dance Company is holding S.W.A.G. (Students with Actual Greatness) Dance Workshops. These ongoing classes are a fusion of African, ballet, contemporary dance and drumming lessons for 8-12 years old and 13-adults at Charles Lind Brown Recreation Center (Greene Street Gym), 1001 Hamer St., Beaufort. The annual performance will be August 12 at ARTworks,  2127 Boundary Street, Suite 18A, at 8 p.m. For more information, call 843 441 8803.

Here are some photos from recent performances.

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