In the Company’s first visit to Botswana, Battery Dance conducted its award winning Dancing to Connect program with 100 participants in and around Gaborone. Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy Botswana and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the program celebrated Botswana’s 50 years of independence, and the 50-year relationship between the governments of Botswana and the United States.
Battery Dance worked with orphans at Stepping Stone, adults from FNB Bank, professional dancers, and at-risk youth from villages, who created their own choreography, in collaboration with Mophato Dance Theatre, our exceptional local partner. The workshops culminated in a free public performance on Saturday, September 24 with U.S. Ambassador Earl Miller as Chief Guest.
Dancing to Connect Performance Date: Saturday, September 24, 7:00pm
Location: Maitisong Theatre, Maru-a-Pula School, Maru-a-Pula Way, Gaborone, Botswana
Battery Dance Company conducted a Dancing to Connect workshop in Botswana over the course of six days in September 2016. The program was led by Program Director Emad Salem and Teaching Artists Sean Scantleberry, Robin Cantrell, Mira Cook, Clement Mensah, and Bethany Mitchell.