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.
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.