Multi-talented Chiwereva eyes world stage

HARARE - After excelling as both an actress and dancer locally, Dalma Chiwereva is now determined to make a break on the international scene.

Chiwereva, who made her professional acting debut in the National Arts Merit Award-winning television drama Izolo Yizolo in 2006 as an 18 year old, believes she now has what it takes to rub shoulders with international actors including Hollywood royalty.

“God is definitely taking me places. I am confident that in the next five years we will be talking Hollywood. In that period I am confident I would have featured in many international productions.

“I also want to be a top dance instructor within the next five year,” the actress-cum-dancer told the Daily News on Sunday.Bulawayo-born Chiwereva has featured in top productions such as The Dead man’s cellphone directed Julia Wharton-wife of former American ambassador to Zimbabwe, Lobola, directed by Joe Njagu, where she acted alongside top actors like Munya Chidzonga. This year alone Chiwereva has featured in three top-class productions by Rooftop Promotions.

“I have received a lot of training through Rooftop Promotions at their Theatre in the Park. One of the productions I am part of-a two-woman hander -will go on a world tour. This really marks my continued growth in theatre,” said the multi-talented artiste.

Chiwereva, who also runs a clothing business in Harare, has singled out a few theatre directors for helping develop as an actress.

“I have learnt a lot from many directors who include Daves Guzha and Sithokozile Zulu who directed my first-ever television exposure in the drama Izolo Yizolo as well as playwright Getrude Munhamo who I am touring the world with.

“Guzha in particular is mentoring me though I am sure he does not realise it but I am learning so much through working with him,” she told the Daily News on Sunday.

Though Chiwereva is arguably better known as an actress, the multi-artiste insists her dancing skills are just as good.

“I do a fusion of dances namely traditional, contemporary and modern. I am not limited to one as I perform in various productions on different stages which incorporate dance be it theatre film or music.

“I enjoy everything I do as an artist as I am not grounded on one thing whether it is posing for stills for billboard advertisments, dancing, acting and singing i just love it all,” said Chiwereva  who has worked with Bulawayo-based artistes who include PoZee and Miss Tourism Talent search dance winner Nadia Gori.

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