Johannesburg – South Africa’s Bloodsisters dance initiative will take centre stage at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City on Saturday, (23 September 2023).
South African renowned choreographer Bontle Modiselle has curated and choreographed performances for the Bloodsisters stage moment.
Conceptualised by P&G (Procter and Gamble), the Bloodsisters initiative is a global movement to end period poverty and keep girls in school.
Bontle’s Bloodsisters dance will take centre stage at the New York festival alongside a roster of top stars that include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lauryn Hill, Jung Cook, Charlize Theron and Chris Rock.
The Bloodsisters dance will be performed by dancers from New York at the 11th installment of the famed Global Citizen Festival, which allows attendees to earn their tickets by taking action on globally pressing issues.
The performance is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for menstrual hygiene education and products, an initiative that began in South Africa in 2019 and has since grown into a global movement with over two million members in over 100 countries.
It has provided girls with access to menstrual hygiene products and education and worked to break down the stigma around menstruation.
The on-stage moment will be introduced by actress and philanthropist Nomzamo Mbatha and will be seen by millions of people around the world on the day.