More than 150 dancers audition for 2020 MTC Knockout Project

Dancers from Erongo region enter online

23 July 2020 | Art and Entertainment

John Ekongo; MTC; “The 2020 edition is focused on addressing the issue of homelessness.”

Windhoek

Dance auditions for the second edition of the MTC Knockout Project, which will be held under the theme “Together we can beat homelessness”, attracted over 150 talented dancers.

The dancers, who registered to become part of the cause to fight homelessness in the country, gathered on Saturday at Westlane Studio in Windhoek to try their luck.

The auditions were aimed at identifying talented dancers to be back-up dancers for 30 Namibian personalities who are set to rock the stage on 3 October, when the main event takes place.

A number of dancers from the Erongo region submitted videos of their dance moves online due to the Covid-19 lockdown imposed on the region.

MTC’s sponsorships and promotion manager, John Ekongo, expressed his satisfaction in the turnout. “It demonstrates that Namibians understand the overall objective and would like to contribute to unleashing a formidable thud against the inadequacy of homelessness in the country.“ Some dancers travelled long distances from towns like Katima Mulilo, Oshakati, Ongwediva and Mariental to show off their moves in the capital.

“The 2020 edition focuses on addressing the issue of homelessness with the hope that it will create awareness, encourage national debate and entice Namibians to seek concrete solutions. It also focused on raising funds that will be channeled to efforts aimed at restoring the dignity of many homeless citizens by putting a roof over their heads,” said Ekongo.

The MTC Knockout Project started last year as a social intervention program initiated by MTC with the specific aim to address societal issues.

Last year’s initiative was aimed towards creating awareness around gender-based violence with celebrities slugging it out in an exhibition boxing style.

The dancers who have been chosen will be notified telephonically on Friday.

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