Ezibu Muntu African Dance and Cultural Foundation | Performer
Ezibu Muntu African Dance and Cultural Foundation is a professional organization of dancers, drummers, and individuals who are dedicated to invoking a better educated more positive understanding of African culture, values, and traditions. Ezibu Muntu began as a student organization on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 1973. Founder, Tanya Dennis, a dance professor at VCU, recognized a need for multicultural enrichment in the Richmond community. In 1984, Ezibu established itself as a 501(c) 3 corporation and has been exciting and educating audiences continuously for over 40 years.
As Virginia’s premier African dance company, Ezibu Muntu has performed from North Carolina to New York for private and public events, dance company collaborations and at numerous local and state community events. Past performances include Baba Chuck Davis’ Dance Africa Series (New York and Washington, DC), Latin Ballet of Virginia AmorAmerica, Melvin Deal’s African Heritage Dancers & Drummers Annual Concert (Washington, DC), Juneteenth Celebration (Charlotte, NC), Dogwood Dell Summer Series, Virginia Commonwealth University, Hampden Sydney College, Children’s Museum of Richmond, University of Richmond – Governor’s School, Richmond Public Schools, African American Trailblazer Awards 2007 – Dr. Maya Angelou, Sally Hemings Movie, Dave Matthews Band Stay Video, JFK The Movie, Opening Act for Cheryl Lynn, Angela Bofield, Spike Lee.