This blog is about my adventure and preparation in going to South Africa. So far, the preparation to go to Johannesburg, South Africa has taken my whole life to accomplish. I have been dancing since I was three years old. Dancing has given me the opportunity to expand my ambitions to South Africa. I will be with the Ntsoana Contemporary Dance Company in Johanesburg. Enjoy reading......
NOVEMBER 3, 2008-Germany Audition Workshop started today.
NOVEMBER 2, 2008- I went to church today. We talked about the flesh being weak.
OCTOBER 31, 2008-NERVES- On Monday, I will be auditioning. I am so nervious that I am thinking about right now and I know that my thoughts will continue through out the weekend. To get my mind off of it, I am going to a performance tonight in Newtown Johannesburg. Newtown is where all the art stuff happens. It is beautiful. It is just a place for the artists. Well.. I just need to get out of my apartment. I been in here all day.
OCTOBER 29, 2008- Today I have a day off from rehearsal. I must admit that I am stressing out about rehearsals. I am still grasping on this new stylel of dance in my body. Fortunately, my director had given me a solo to work on my own but this task harder than you think. I must transfer movement that was meant for floor work onto to the upper level. On top of that, I am in the middle of losing weight for this dance audition in Germany. Do not worry! I am doing it the healthy way. I just have bumped up my gym exercises and I am tried.Fortunately, my piece of mind is coming from reading, "Obama, Dreams from my father"
NEW PROJECT-Today, I came to dance and I found out about our new project. From a comedy about ex relationships to mourning, I am currently working on a piece about after the tears. It is about how a person copes after they encounter death.
SALVATION ARMY'S AFRICAN DANCE CONCERT on Sunday July 27, 2008 in Beaufort, SC. Choreographer/Director Elsie Mufuka. If interested in going, email firstname.lastname@example.org
CHECK OUT ELSIE MUFUKA'S newspaper interview at: www.hartsvillenewsjournal.com under the section good life
GOT ELSIE MUFUKA'S LOCATION?
Ntsoana Contemporary Dance Company tours around the world. This is a map of the desinations that I will be located at:JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (the green country all at the bottom)
I WAS PUT ON THIS EARTH FOR ONE THING . THAT ONE THING IS TO DANCE AND THAT IS MY LIFE. I AM AN COKER COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATE IN DANCE AND COMMUNICATIONS THAT CONCENTRATED MY STUDIES IN BALLET, MODERN, JAZZ, AFRICAN DANCE AND MARKETING. I HAVE TRAVELED AS FAR AS EUROPE TO FULFILL MY DREAM TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL DANCER ONE DAY. ALSO, I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DANCE AFRICAN DANCE AT THE BANTU CAMP IN NEW MEXICO WHICH CHANGED MY LIFE. IT PUSHED ME TO MY MAIN GOAL OF CONTINING TO DO WHAT I AM DOING AND DANCE WITH MY FULL SELF AND ONE DAY I JUST KNOW SOMEONE WILL GET ME. WELL...I FEEL SOMEONE DID GET ME AND I WILL BE MEETING THIS CHOREOGRAPHER SELLO PESA IN SOUTH AFRICA TO WORK FOR HIS DANCE COMPANY NTSOANA CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY. THIS IS TRULY A BLESSING FROM GOD THAT THIS AMERICAN GIRL FROM SOUTH CAROLINA WITH ZIMBABWEAN ROOTS COULD EVEN HAVE THE CHANCE TO DO THIS. WELL...I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A DREAMER SO NOW IT IS MY TIME TO LIVE MY DREAMS. HERE I COME SOUTH AFRICA.