7 June 2012. This dance contest, entitled Post Amatodos, was launched by the United States of America Embassy in Maputo through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) on 1 December 2011 on occasion of the World AIDS Day.
It focuses on new choreographic approaches in an era of HIV / AIDS and on the impact of this infection in Mozambique. 12 Mozambican dance groups participated to this contest by producing original choreographic works. Five works by Bresneve Matezo, Maria Jose Macamo, Narcisio Antonio, Virgilio Sitole, Macario Tome and Edna Jaime, were selected by a panel of experts in dance, visual art, music, journalism and education and will perform live in front of a live audience.
The three final winners will tour around Mozambique to present their works. The organizers believe that dance has a unique power to entertain, uplift, communicate, educate, and moreover animate movement, bodily or otherwise.
This dance contest aims to challenge Mozambican choreographers and dancers to show their abilities to create.