Trilochana “art from 3 perspectives” is the second production presented by the Dance for Change Trust. It showcases three art forms; traditional dance, singing, and Indian classical dance. It features the talents of Mogwana traditional dance group, Tebogo Matebesi, and Nayana Iyer. This showcase will take place on Sunday, August 12th 2018 in Botho University Multipurpose Hall from 6 pm to 8 pm.
The Dance for Change Trust was formed by two dance groups – Nishrinkala and Mogwana with the main objective of raising funds through organising dance shows to help less fortunate people in Botswana by providing and giving support in areas such as Health, Education and Welfare. Funds will also be raised to provide sustainable employment for dancers within Botswana to prevent the art of traditional dance and other performing arts from dying out and create careers out of them.
The trust was formally launched on May 8th 2016 at their first production, Lehuto, which was a celebration of dance as a universal language – a fusion between traditional dance and Indian classical dance styles involving over 40 performers.
In this new venture, Trilochana, the Dance for Change Trust has partnered up with the Happy Hearts project, an initiative by Ladies Circle International and Cancer Association Botswana which hopes to build an interim home in Gaborone for children undergoing cancer treatment in Princess Marina Hospital, who live in villages far away.
The Dance for Change Trust will be making a donation towards this project using funds collected through ticket sales and sponsorships. The Trust also aims to continue supporting performing arts in Botswana by funding future projects like reviving the Music camp.
The evening promises to be a feast for the art lovers with the well-known Mogwana group providing an array of traditional dances, Nayana from Nishrinkala group performing solo dances in Bharatanatyam (Indian classical dance) and Maté (aka Tebogo Matebesi) who will treat guests to music from his new single ‘Open your Heart’.