LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - In African culture, there is always a reason for the dance. A celebration of the harvest, a baby naming ceremony or to prepare for a hunt - dance is essential in African culture. On Wednesday, September 29, Lock Haven University will host the Umdabu Dance Company as they showcase four cultural dances from the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The program will highlight traditional Zulu dances of war, hunting and celebration. The program will be in Price Performance Center. Doors will open at 7:00 and the presentation will begin at 7:15. The public is invited to attend this free performance. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
According to Kenneth Hall, director of Human and Cultural Diversity at LHU, “The Umdabu Dance Company manages to show the beauty of South Africa, as well as giving audiences a glimpse into Zulu culture.”
The Umdabu Dance Company is a Birmingham, Alabama based dance theater dedicated to the preservation and presentation of traditional and Contemporary South African history and culture, particularly that of the Zulu people. Their website is www.http://www.umdabudance.org/
For additional information about the September 29 performance, contact Kenneth Hall at 570-484-2598 or khall@lhup,edu
The presentation is sponsored by the LHU Student Activities Office, and the LHU Office of Human and Cultural Diversity.