Intwasa Arts Festival KoBulawayo director, Raisedon Baya (pictured right), has urged artistes to start applying for slots to premiere their different arts productions following the official release of this yeara��s carnival dates. The local and foreign arts promotion fiesta will run from 23 to 27 September. a�?Intwasa Arts Festival KoBulawayo dates are now out. We will be celebrating 10 unforgettable years of arts promotion. The festival will run from 23 to 27 September. Artistes can now start applying,a�? said Baya.
Last yeara��s edition, the ninth, had more than 40 events taking place, arousing the entire city of Bulawayo with topdrawer performances from dance, theatre, music and poetry. Performances, especially on the open-air Chibuku Stage where artistes like Jeys Marabini, Ndolwane Super Sounds, Clement Magwaza and Ramsey Kasawaya, attracted big audiences. The Elite 400 venue hosted the likes of Selma Mtukudzi, Willis Wa Taffi, Three Generations, and Black Umfolosi while the dance sector was set alive with performances from South African dance company Flatfoot Dance Company, Zimbabwea��s Dance Foundation Course, Tumbuka and Umkhathi Theatre Works who had just returned from United States of America.
Flatfoot Dance Company performed their highly rated Last Thoughts, while Tumbuka performed their award-winning Cana��t Talk About This. Dance Foundation closed the festival with Shif Reloaded The festival is one of Zimbabwea��s premiere arts gatherings. Starting off as a community initiative the multi-discipline arts festival has grown to become a leading international arts festival celebrating human diversity and creativity. To date Intwasa has hosted regional and international artistes from Botswana, Swaziland, South Africa, United States of America, UK, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Belgium, Wales and Zambia.