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VIDEO: A festival of South African arts in New York, “Ubuntu,” features a dance company from Johannesburg. Vuyani Dance Theatre recently performed at New York City Center, where VOA’s Carolyn Weaver met up with them.

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Carolyn Weaver
October 21, 2014 9:13 PM
A festival of South African arts in New York, “Ubuntu,” features a dance company from Johannesburg. Vuyani Dance Theatre recently performed at New York City Center, where VOA’s Carolyn Weaver met up with them.
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Video South African Dance Company Brings “Fusion” Work to New York

A festival of South African arts in New York, “Ubuntu,” features a dance company from Johannesburg. Vuyani Dance Theatre recently performed at New York City Center, where VOA’s Carolyn Weaver met up with them.
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