Flexibility, footwork, authenticity, the choice of costumes and accompaniments will be the key issues that the judges will be looking out for in the semifinals for the Chibuku Sesetula Dance competitions this evening at Wankulukuku stadium.
The competition, which is in its inaugural year, has been limited to only Kampala this season and will be rolled out to other parts of the country next season. Initially, when the competition was launched last month, the top three dance groups from each division were to qualify for the semifinals, but the judges decided to add one more group, making ten groups in the semifinals.
These ten include Tusitukirewamu Nankasa Dance group, Royal Dancers ne Ssanyu Dancing group, Planet of Talent, Afridance Group, Agwata Dance Group, Katwe Market Group, Atanayitayita, Young African, Sana Cultural Troupe and Ngoma Cultural Troupe.
Two groups will be dropped, leaving eight to compete in the grand finale that will be held at the National theatre next Friday. The overall winner will walk away with Shs 2m and a set of traditional instruments, while the first runners-up will get Shs 1m and a set of costumes. The second runners-up will get Shs 500,000 and costumes.
Source : The Observer