BY FREEMAN MAKOPA
A TOTAL of six gifted finalists, selected during the debut edition of the Global Dance Supreme qualifiers staged at National Ballet in Belgravia, Harare early this week, are eyeing victory at the finals scheduled for South Africa from September 26 to 29.
The winners were Tarsheen Mpofu and Alexis Thuthani (Afro section), Larry Kasambarare and Tyler Moyo (Bboy section) and Felix Mwale and Sean Mumba (All styles section).
The Global Dance Supreme is an epic showcase that provides young talented individuals with the opportunity to be part of a global dance community.
Global Dance Supreme Harare director Fungie Tichana told NewsDay Life & Style that the winners were ready to out-dance their opponents at the finals in South Africa.
“The qualifiers in Harare were really awesome. It was our first ever qualifiers in Harare. The dancers showed that they are ready to take on other countries in Johannesburg at The Global Dance Supreme championship final,” he said.
“We need to start off by supporting our local traditional dance and also sponsoring local trainers to go to international workshops. We also need to have experts from overseas to come and help us train dancers, so that we meet international standards.”
Tichana said dancing was not being given the attention it deserved in Zimbabwe, but with enough support, it could help place the country on the world map and become a profitable profession.
Over 40 crews from Harare will compete for slots and styles which include popping, breaking, krump, Afro-styles. Meanwhile Bulawayo is scheduled to host other qualifiers in a few weeks’ time.