ZIMBABWE’S first ever multi-arts discipline dance, theatre and music extravaganza has been conceived, choreographed, rehearsed and now the production is set for a spectacular launch at the Book Café tonight.
By Tinashe Sibanda
According to organisers John Cole and Melody Musekiwa, the production is “the first ever dance concert to capture the mosaic patterns of life weaving through music, dance and theatre”.
The production is a celebration of contemporary Zimbabwean culture through live music, DJs, dance, movement and theatre.
This Dance Evolution has taken three months to develop.
The supporting musical and theatrical cast for the show includes an extraordinary showcase of Zimbabwean talent; Ammara Brown, Pauline, Soul Jah Love, Nina Grande, Gary Tight, Take Five, Rocki, Team PengaPenga, Loud Family, MMT, Jackson Zimboy, Victor D, Yoz, Tererai, Avry, Mac 1, Rustla, Foreman, with DJ Storm, DJ Scott, Marques, DJ Simz, DJ Meltdown, DJ Nate, Reno, DJ Romeo and DJ Naida.
The show also features special guests Robbie Zee and rising star the soulful R&B diva Davina Green.
“Dance Evolution is one of the most exciting and ambitious shows to be staged at Book Café, a mix of genres with cutting-edge cross-over arts performances, live music, DJs, dance and movement, and theatre in the mix too,” Book Café staging and programming manager Tomas Brickhill said.
“It’s a bit like having an art attack! It’s unmissable!”
He said Dance Evolution would take innovation and artistic ambition to new heights and it was good to see Zimbabwe producing and staging cutting-edge ideas in the arts.