The Blema Dance Company, an international dance troupe from the United Kingdom, is making an appearance in Emmetsburg. They will give three performances at Emmetsburg High School Auditorium on Aug. 10, 11 and 12.
"This dance troupe performs a high-energy African drumming and dance show, which includes drumming, dancing, swirling multiple plates and bowls, acrobatics, and fire breathing," said Kathy Merrill, marketing director at Palo Alto County Health System. "This is an entertainment event that the whole family will enjoy."
The dance troupe was invited to perform in Emmetsburg by Dr. Abena Krow Rodney, a new physician at Family Practice Clinic in Emmetsburg and West Bend, and her husband Shaka Rodney. The Rodneys moved to Emmetburg this July and are sharing their love of the arts and music with residents of their new community.
"The dance troupe executes an exciting and exhilarating high energy and colorful musical and dance performance that highlights the culture of Ghana!" commented Dr. Krow-Rodney. "We know your whole family will enjoy this production."
The performances will be held in the Emmetsburg High School Auditorium on Friday, Aug. 10, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m., and Sunday, Aug. 12, at 5 p.m
Kathy Merrill pointed out, "Tickets would normally cost $20 per ticket, but are now only $5 per ticket thanks to generous donations and grants from Mr. Shaka and Dr. Abena Krow Rodney, Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation, and the Palo Alto County Arts Council."
General admission tickets will be available at the door before each performance.