In November, uShaka Marine World will once again echo with the sounds of African drums as over 60 dance troupes perform various traditional dances associated with the Zulu culture and based on warrior war dances.
The uShaka Marine World Zulu Dance Championship now in its 13th year, in association with the Department of Arts and Culture, will have the dance troupes battle it out to win one of three top spots from four entrant categories, that of indlamu, ingoma, ushameni and umzansi dance. The finals will take place on Sunday, November 27.
The prize pool is R10 000 for 1st place, R8000 for 2nd place and R5000 for 3rd place. Each of the top three winners will also be offered seasonal work at uShaka Marine World from December 2016.
“This event is unique and only happens at uShaka Marine World. It was created to offer talented cultural performers a fantastic opportunity to develop this special art form and share it with both local and international visitors. Each performance is a memorable cultural experience that is the very heartbeat of the Kingdom of the Zulu. We are very excited to be including additional
Zulu traditional dance varieties this year, and more troupes that will be able to then perform in the park for the upcoming year,” says Brendon Meiring-Pollock, the Events and Entertainment Manager. Meiring-Pollock adds that uShaka Marine World is looking forward to welcoming hundreds of dancers who will compete on November 5, 12, and 19, as well as members of the public who should definitely enjoy this dance spectacle.
Registration for each of the above categories for the competition will take place at the uShaka Reception during the month of October.
For more information, call Shaun Mbatha on 031 328 8000 during office hours.