Dance to take centre stage as the country celebrates Heritage Day

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23 Sep 2008

The South African government celebrates National Heritage Day on Wednesday, 24 September 2008 with a main event to be held at Maropeng, the Cradle of Humankind.

The National Heritage Day celebration is a culmination of the month-long programme of activities launched by the Minister of Arts and Culture, Dr Pallo Jordan, in Johannesburg.

 Heritage Month recognises aspects of South African culture which are both tangible and intangible: creative expression such as music and performances, our historical inheritance, language, the food we eat as well as popular memory.

This year’s theme is “Celebrating Our Dance, Our Heritage.” Dance is a prime means of artistic expression, expanding and exploring new territory.

This year’s Heritage Day celebrations will be an expression of pride in multi-cultural dance; it will promote indigenous dance, and encourage new dancers, especially among the youth.

Members of the media wishing to attend the event are requested to send their details for accreditation purposes.

Date: 24 September 2008

Time: 10:00

Venue: Maropeng; Cradle of Humankind

For RSVP please contact Patience Mogomotsi at 012 441 3083

For and more information please contact: Mack Lewele Cell: 082 450 5076