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We are very excited and delighted!! to announce that our open call to perform at the 6th Batalo Dance Festival 2018 is open.

This is a unique opportunity to showcase the best choreography under the theme ‘traditional meets urban’ at the Dance Fest Finals on Saturday 25th August and at the Dance Theatre Night on Sunday 26th August 2018 in Kampala, Uganda.

If you have a dance theatre performance or showcase that doesn’t go beyond 15mins. This could be a hip-hop theatre performance, contemporary dance piece or a fusion of traditional dance with urban styles. We are looking for more original creations that are unique and fuse both traditional dance styles and modern/urban styles.

Since 2013, Batalo has hosted dance performances from across East Africa, Canada, France, Mali, Germany, England etc.
Batalo East provides a platform for emerging and established dancers in the east African region and beyond. We have featured over 650 dancers in the past. The festival has a series of activities including the Batalo East Academy (BEA) which is short certificate dance program led by selected teachers from across the world, Dance battles in style like Hiphop, Afro house, Styleyake, Krump and All styles crew battles. We also have featured dance conversations/talks, series of workshops, games and more fun activities over the week long festival.

Please note that the application deadline is 30th June 2018
Application form

If you are shortlisted we will let you know before 30th July 2018. Please note that you will not be notified if you have not been shortlisted or selected. But in case you need feedback on your application our team will be able to give this after the selection process is done. Note that you have to specifically ask for it.

We wish you the best and we look forward to receiving your applications. Check out a sample of what happens at the festival