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The Intore, once the elite of the traditonal Rwandan army, were not only trained as military but also in high jump and dance. They were known for their remarkable technic allowing them to jump over 2m40. The Intore became worldwide famous as dancers in 1958 when the World expo was held in Brussels. Today Intore dancers are part of the rich Rwanda folklore.
The warriors dance is a jewel of the choreographic heritage of Rwanda. Dressed with a mane made of sisal fiber, tied up on ankles, little bells jingle on each step, giving the warriors dance a thrilling rhythm. Throughout the Intore ballet, physical confrontation turns into artistic rivalry and then at the end comes out into a vigorous hug on the warriors. This is the most artistic gesture of friendship mutual aid and protection. While being in Butare, you will have also the opportunity to visit the national university, the catholic cathedral and the market