Refugees on the Move, Burundi – Second step

Friday 18 July 2014
Performance for World Refugee Day © GANURA
Performance for World Refugee Day © GANURA
Musicians of GANURA association © GANURA
Musicians of GANURA association © GANURA
A group of young men performing a choreography © GANURA
A group of young men performing a choreography © GANURA
A group of young men performing a choreography © GANURA
A group of young men performing a choreography © GANURA
Ciza Muhirwa © GANURA
Ciza Muhirwa © GANURA

In Burundi the second stage of the ‘Refugees on the move’ program will end on July 22, 2014. For a month Bwagiriza camp vibrated to the rhythm of the dancers of Burundian choreographer Ciza Muhirwa’s dance company, who animated the workshops.

 

From 16 to 22 of July 2014, four groups composed of twenty to thirty dancers received training in traditional and contemporary dances. Both women and men, across all age generations, mixed up daily on the improvised dance floors of the workshops.

 

A first performance was given in Bujumbura June 20, 2014 in front of the UNHCR Representatives of Burundi for World Refugee Day. The theme of the show ‘ Even one family devastated by war is far too many!’ gave refugees a way to express themselves through choreography.

 

The performance aroused such enthusiasm amongst the public and the dancers that a second performance will be held on Monday 21st of July 2014 in Bwagiriza camp. This show will be an opportunity for the 9,000 refugees of the camp to discover the achievements of the workshops. It will also close the second phase of the ‘Refugees on the move’ program of Burundi.

 

For the next step of the program, Ciza Muhirwa’s team will travel to Gasorwe camp in Muyinga in Northern Burundi to launch two new sessions of one month each from November 2014.