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Jonathan Moyo to Open Inxusa Festival

Jonathan Moyo to Open Inxusa Festival

Published: 18 March 2014

Bulawayo: THE Inxusa Theatre Festival is set for a massive relaunch this year after more than a decade’s suspension with Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister, Professor Jonathan Moyo expected to be guest of honour.

The festival, which was suspended in 1999 due to economic hardships, returns with a plethora of activities lined up for the five-day long theatre jamboree.

Cont Mhlanga, director and founder of the festival said Prof Moyo was expected to follow proceedings on March 25 before officially relaunching the festival.

“Prof Moyo will watch the Woman In Theatre play Song of a Woman at 6:30PM before giving a speech to officially relaunch Inxusa to invited guests and members of the audience.

“He will then watch Bulawayo’s world travelled dance theatre company Umkhathi Theatre Works presenting a dance theatre piece Merging Cultures,” Mhlanga said.

Prof Moyo is also expected to plant an indigenous tree at the Amakhosi Cultural Centre orchard.

“This occasion is important to the institution as it marks the planting to the nation of Amakhosi’s Vision 2025. The ground breaking of the cultural centre on 25 March 1995, was marked by a tree-planting ceremony of eight indigenous trees representing different creative arts discipline taught and practised at the multi-arts cultural centre.

“It is with this background that the planting of the indigenous tree by the Cabinet Minister, whose concern for the development of local content in Zimbabwe is known to all, fits well with Amakhosi Cultural Centre and Inxusa Theatre Festival’s mission,” said Mhlanga. – bulawayo24

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