Dance competition embarks on a journey to unearth the most talented dancers from the streets
BW’s hottest street dance competition “A re Bine Street Jive” has kicked off with the first round of auditions held in Molepolole and Kanye this past weekend. Under the theme ‘Dance for Health’, Street Jive wants to create a safe space for performers to not only make a living but to also network, and connect with others to improve their mental and physical health. A re Bine Street Jive Dance Competition airs on NOW TV, DSTV Channel 290.
Dance to enrich
“Our project is here to enrich and equip talented performers with skills to improve their lives through dance. Dance is a very powerful engagement tool that has the ability to bring people together from different races, cultures and backgrounds,” said the show’s Line Producer, Eric Bobe.
Tackling a bigger issue
“We at A re Bine Street Jive believe that the biggest problem affecting the youth of Botswana’s poorer communities isn’t the crime or the minimal opportunities; it is much more deep-rooted than that. It is their lack of self-worth, low self-esteem and demotivation. Because of the above reasons, young people’s involvement in unlawful activities continues to be a challenge. Substance abuse, poverty, joblessness, depression, a low sense of self-worth and a lack of recreational activities exacerbate the plight of the youth,” revealed Eric Bobe.
Rules of the game
“The competition will host free auditions from the 2 July to 30 July where our team will select the best dancers who will then be invited to attend a dance conference and workshop in Gaborone to be trained by professionals in the industry. The Conference is here to enrich and equip talented performers with skills to improve their lives through performing arts,” Bobe explained.