Art is a business – Mentoring dancers

Bambanani Dance Arts Showcase, a project by a Non – Governmental Organisation is hosting auditions for dancers from all walks of life to be part of their festival.

Mdu Mkhize spoke to Nkulee Mbatha on the AM to PM show, explaining the process and objectives of the project.

“We are looking for 80 dancers, they will go through training on how to navigate the industry. Dancers sometimes are treated as insignificant but when you look at it, award shows always have dancers and artists can’t have a solid performance, so we want to make dancers understand that they are an important part of the industry,” said Mkhize.

After workshops there will be the festival where the accepted participants will perform at the Bambanani Dance Arts Festival. Dancers will get paid an amount of R8 000 after acceptance and again for the festival performance.

“We want to pay our dancers because art is a serious business,” added Mkhize.

The auditions have passed Inanda and Lamont but fear not as there are scheduled to be more throughout November at various townships across Kwa- Zulu Natal.

For more information visit their Facebook page Bambanani Dance Arts Showscase @

Tune into the AM to PM show every weekday from 11h00 to 13h00 with Nkulee Mbatha


By: Naledi Sikhakhane

No Comments:

Add a Comment

Leave a Reply