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Nafro Dance Productions presents PUDYA


  • Gas Station Arts Centre 445 River Ave Winnipeg, MB, R3L Canada (map)

NAfro Dance presents PUDYA

Saturday, February 28th @ 8:00pm 

Sunday, March 1st @ 2:00pm

Sunday, March 1st @ 7:00pm

Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0C3

$25 Adult; $20 Senior & Student $12 Children (under 12)

The Gas Station Arts Centre will be the venue for an evening of percussion, chants and highly energetic African inspired movement as well as rhythm driven choreographies. 

Pudya was inspired by the Makonde people’s traditional ceremony of communicating with ancestors. At this ceremony, they chant and dance invoking the spirits of their ancestors to ask for help and good guidance in their lives.

“In most African traditions, it is believed that there is life after death. It is believed that the ancestors are still present and are guiding us every day. From time to time, we take a moment to pay tribute to them, to communicate with them, to ask questions and to ask for help. That moment of communication, in the Makonde language is called Kulipudya (Pudya in the singular form). As an African man, a Makonde, I believe we all need a moment to find our own inner spirit, a moment to communicate with our souls, a moment to reevaluate our lives and refill it for tomorrow. Pudya is a moment of self-evaluation”. – Casimiro Nhussi

Hang onto your seats; this is going to be an incredible event!

Production Runs:

Sat Feb 28th @ 8:00pm 

Sun Mar 1st @ 2:00pm

Sunday Mar 1st @ 7:00pm

$25 Adult; $20 Senior & Student $12 Children (under 12)

Tickets available online here: http://www.nafrodance.com or in person @ Gas Station Arts Centre or CASH at the door.