National Ballet of Rwanda

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The National Ballet of Rwanda (Ballet National du Rwanda, National Ballet Urukerereza) is a Rwandan dance company. It was created in 1974 at the behest of President Juvenal Habyarimana.[1] Their long-running show features traditional Rwandan songs, drums and dances.[2] They regularly take part in dance festivals and perform abroad.[3] In 2000, the company made its first visit to North America and performed at the Seattle International Children's Festival.[4]


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  2. ^ "Rebirth of a Nation", Shanghai Daily, Eastday, 4 July 2010, archived from the original on 6 March 2012, retrieved 10 July 2010 
  3. ^ Auzias, Dominique (2007). Rwanda. Petit Futé. p. 68. ISBN 2-7469-2037-9. 
  4. ^ Verhovek, Sam Howe (24 May 2000), "Purdy Journal; Rwandans Share Peace and Unity Through Dance", The New York Times, The New York Times Company, retrieved 10 July 2010