Namibia dances on the podium – allAfrica.com

NAMIBIA won five medals at the recent Barcelona International Dance Competition in Spain.

Dance Sport Namibia (DSN) movers won gold in four papers in the musical dance category, bronze for one paper in dance pedagogy, silver for two papers in folk dance, silver for six items in hip-hop dancing and the money for nine items. in contemporary dance.

“We have won medals in every category we have competed in, and we are extremely proud of this achievement. The athletes have spent countless hours preparing for this event and we are pleased with the results,” Venancius Rukero said. , President and Secretary General of the DSN.

Twelve countries from four continents competed from April 15 to 19 in Barcelona, ​​competing in 140 different choreographies and more than 14 hours of dancing. Albania, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Italy, Oman, Slovakia, Sweden, Spain and the United States of America were also part of the action.

“The competition was judged by category, so all dance elements from a specific category counted towards the team’s final score,” Rukero said.

In addition, the international jury presided over five special prizes for the best dance team, the Sissi prize for dance, the artistic direction, the special mention of the jury and the dance prize of Barcelona 2022.

“We were thrilled to win the Jury Prize Special Mention as there were so many great dance papers entered into the competition. Our contemporary dance paper titled ‘The Lord is Coming’ took the audience’s breath away. a strong message of hope and truth,” noted Rukero.

“Participating in international events is important for our athletes to gain more experience. We are grateful to the Lord, who has given us the talent to compete.

“We also thank our parents, supporters and sponsors who allowed us to participate in this competition.

“It was an honor and a privilege to represent our beautiful country abroad. We hope this is the start of many more international events,” Rukero said.

Pupkewitz Megatech brought DSN to Barcelona.

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