Bina, the dance in Africa podcast

SHWALANE: ON DANCE  |  Series , ±22 min episodes total time 1 hr 31 min  | 
A deep dive into dance in Africa, past and present, for the culturally curious!

A new show to celebrate dance through conversations with dancers, choreographers, teachers, musicians, technicians, writers, photographers, scholars, and more from all over the African region and across generations.

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Bina is a deep dive into dance in Africa, past and present, for the culturally curious!

Ntshadi Mofokeng, your host, will guide this exploration of the many ways and "whys" of how we dance in Africa. There will be 8 episodes of conversations with dancers, teachers, choreographers, and scholars with diverse dance backgrounds from different regions. Discussions will entail how they think about dance, their process, what they see as potential futures, as well as digging into the social dynamics around dance in Africa.

To deepen your listening experience sign up for the accompanying newsletter, Bina Mail, at https://tinyurl.com/binadance . You can expect a selection of texts, video links, and news from around the dance scene in Africa to complement each episode.

Follow @bina.danceafric on instagram or tag #binadancepod

Support the podcast at http://ko-fi.com/binadance
Bina Mail sign up
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Manzi Mbaya

Manzi Mbaya is a trailblazing dancer, choreographer, dance teacher, and podcaster. We discuss the different dance styles he’s worked with, how training opportunities in the region shaped his development, public perception of dance in Rwanda, as well as the relationship between mental health and creativity.

To deepen your listening experience sign up for the accompanying newsletter, Bina Mail, at https://tinyurl.com/binadance . You can expect a selection of texts, video links, and news from around the dance scene in Africa to complement each episode.

Find us on social media:
Manzi - https://www.instagram.com/manzimbaya_official/
Bina - https://www.instagram.com/bina_danceafric/ #binadancepod
Support the podcast at https://ko-fi.com/binadance
Bina Mail sign up
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Kahithe Kiiru (1/2)

Kahithe Kiiru is an anthropologist, choreographer, researcher, educator, and, of course, dancer. We discuss how her early experiences of dance and a "chance" discovery informed her in-depth study of dance, especially cultural dance in Kenya. This rich conversation is the first of two parts.

To deepen your listening experience sign up for the accompanying newsletter, Bina Mail, at https://tinyurl.com/binadance . You can expect a selection of texts, video links, and news from around the dance scene in Africa to complement each episode.

Find us on social media:
Kahithe - https://www.instagram.com/kahithe/
Bina - https://www.instagram.com/bina_danceafric/ #binadancepod
Support the podcast at https://ko-fi.com/binadance
Bina Mail sign up
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Kahithe Kiiru (2/2)

Kahithe Kiiru is an anthropologist, choreographer, researcher, educator, and, of course, dancer. We discuss the uncomfortable binary created between traditional and contemporary dance in Africa as well as some of the dynamics at play in the dance sector in Kenya. This is the second part of the conversation.

Be sure to listen to part 1 to hear how Kahithe came to be a scholar of dance.

To deepen your listening experience sign up for the accompanying newsletter, Bina Mail, at https://tinyurl.com/binadance . You can expect a selection of texts, video links, and news from around the dance scene in Africa to complement each episode.

Find us on social media:
Kahithe - https://www.instagram.com/kahithe/
Bina - https://www.instagram.com/bina_danceafric/ #binadancepod
Support the podcast at https://ko-fi.com/binadance
Bina Mail sign up

4 episodes