Full 9th Jibilika Dance Festival programme

The programme for the 9th Jibilika Dance Festival to be held in Mutare on 26 and 27 August 2016 is out.


Jibilika Dance Festival Plot Mhako director:

This year our message is young people have unlimited creative energy and potential which can transform and empower if put to good use. We want people to tap into that energy and be engaged and entertained.

The full programme below:

F  R  I  D  A  Y 




Accreditation, registrationRegistration of Participants, event team, artists and partners


Courtauld Theatre




Community Outreach, Breaking Barriers


Taking dance to the community in an open class for beginners



Community Center, Sakubva








Discussion-Entrepreneurship workshop by Breaking Borders Africa TourA creative entrepreneurship workshop by Paul Modjadji (SA)American Corner12-1400free
Street CypherA free community engagement platform that seeks to raise awareness on HIV, provide testing and counseling and entertain. It will be broadcast live for an hour.

Partners: OPHID, PSI, YOUTH ALIVE, Diamond Fm radio

Mutare City Centre (Meiklels Park1500-1700free
Official Opening Official opening with the #Empowered Dreams performances to be officiated by the City Mayor (1 hour long) then followed by a cocktail reception for invited guests and partners.

–       Lethal Fam crew – Urban rehab dance theatre show (15min). A riveting production that tackles Drug Abuse and Hiv amongst the youth.

–        4Go10 Tribe Dance Company presents Broken Pavement (15) a moving real life story of a breakdancer born disabled who defied all odds to become of of Zimbabwe’s best ever bboys.

–       Rhythm Re-Defined – Probeatz and Sylent Nqo (10min)

–       (10min) introducing 3 upcoming, amazing beatboxers i.e Subxero, Raheem, Union 5 and 3 superbly talented young female vocalists Silencer, Mk47 and Lady G.

–       Opening remarks from (10min max) :  Mutare Mayor, US Embassy official, Jibilika Official.

Queens Hall1800-1930Invited Guests
Film Screening-Dreams in motion  (Hear me move) and discussion (Paul Mojaji) South African Yali 2015 fellow HEAR ME MOVEThe son of a famous street dancer tries to discover the truth about his father’s tragic death 12 years prior. When he joins forces with his father’s dance partner, he finds himself embroiled in a bitter rivalry that pushes him to his limit.Courtauld Theatre2030-2130free
S  A  T  U  R  D  A  Y




Resilience workshop-Fitness workout with Paul Mudjadji (SA)


A morning workout session for dancersDancer’s residence0600-0700free


Break Away Sessions with STIMULUS/PAUL MUDJADJI



Participants break into two groups to attend both programs running concurrently

American Corner1000-1100free
ZICOPA (Dare to Dream) facilitated by Jessica TandyAll festival participants

Testimonials from ProBeatz & Sylent

11:30 – 12:15free
Dance master class



Master Class with Paul Modjadi and Ginger Wensky

City Hallfree
Beat box, spoken word workshop


–       ProBeatz explores the basics of beatboxing

–       Re.spect conducts a conscious spoken word and hip hop clinic.

Coutauld Theater Studiofree
Re-art the Urban /Thrift Shop


A platform to showcase and retail of urban fashion by Mutare artists and streetwear entrepreneurs running throughout the festival daysIn front of QueensThroughout the dayfree
G-tel Solo BattlesKrump, Breaking and Hip hop solo dance battles

40 Dancers

Courtauld Theatre dance studio1300-1500$2
Crews Battles(Main festival event) All dance groups and a paying audience

15 Crews

Queens City Hall1600-1900$3
Afterparty ConcertClosing party with, Takura, MK 47, Lady G, Doubles, Silensor, Sky Walker, Dj Gunshot, Probeatz.


Queens City Hall2000-2200

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 14,120 other subscribers