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WELCOME TO MUFUKAWORKS DANCE COMPANY!

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OUR MISSION

To use the Afro Russe (a fusion of Traditional Zimbabwean African, Ballet, and Contemporary) style of dance as a vehicle to convey human life stories.  This style was developed by Elsie Mufuka  to give the dancers and audience an all-around cultural and dance experience with a complete understanding of mind, body, and soul with unity of the dance tribe. In addition, MufukaWorks honors the founder's tribe Chiweshe and performs pure traditional Zimbabwean African dances as well.  MufukaWorks accomplishes this with dance education classes open to the public, pre-professional youth dance tribe, and professional dance tribe.

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GET TO KNOW US

The Nation’s #1 Afro Russe Dance Company

MufukaWorks Dance Company was developed by Elsie Mufuka in 2010 with the inspiration of providing dance education and performances for the community like but not limited to stage performances, weddings, special events, birthdays, and more. This inspiration grounded in Mufuka’s Zimbabwean lineage; professional experience; and, international travels has afforded her the opportunity to offer dance education programs and performances within a diverse community.

 

Since the opening of the company, MufukaWorks has started dance education programs.  Some of these programs include dance education at the Burton Wells Recreation Center in Beaufort, SC, Albemarle Road Recreation Center located in Charlotte, NC as well as Dance Education Workshops at Whale Branch Elementary, Beaufort, SC, Bluffton School of Dance, Bluffton, SC, and Showtime! Rock Hill.  Additionally, MufukaWorks has brought dance performances to the International House in Charlotte, NC, Lexington International Festival in Lexington, NC, Gullah Festival, Piccolo Spoleto, Links Inc. Dance Performance School Series, Levine Children’s Hospital, Charlotte Emerging Young Artist Dance Festival, Blumenthal Performing Arts, Wingate University-Unity House, Belmont Community, AMAZON, Boom Festival and Juneteenth Festival just to mention a few.

 

Elsie Mufuka (the founder of MufukaWorks Dance Co.)  has received Charlotte Ballet presents 2019 Dance Educator of the Year, Outstanding Young Alumni Award 2018 from Coker University, Teacher of the Year from Dance Machine, full scholarship winner to Dance USA from Knight Foundation, Teacher of the Year of Benton Heights Elementary, Top 20 Teacher of the Year of Union County Public Schools, and Diamond Award-Teacher of the Month for McClintock Middle.

MufukaWorks Dance Company has been selected as AMERICA'S GOT TALENT reality filming for promotional video 2018.  The Company repertory is Return to Sender, One Blood, Our World: the stories of our community, Invisible, “I AM”, Vadazi-Women Experience, Circle of Unity,Tribe, and Africans vs African Americans.

MufukaWorks Dance Company serves as an umbrella to MufukaWorks Dance Education Program, MufukaWorks Elite Root Dance Professional Company (first company), MufukaWorks Square Root Dance Youth Company (second company).

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What is Afro Russe Dance?

A trademarked dance style of the company. Afro Russe is a fusion of Traditional Zimbabwean African, Ballet, and Contemporary Dance developed by Elsie Mufuka. African dance is considered by most the root of all dances.

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