Dance of Hope

Dance of Hope is a youth-based cross-cultural touring program and ensemble from Uganda, celebrated as one of Africa’s most impactful arts education initiatives. It delves into the transformative power of music, dance and story sharing, channeling messages of hope and resilience emanating from unforgettable mainstage productions and outreach.

This exceptional ensemble has been touring worldwide since 2018 and its young cast brings stories, songs, and dances to global communities of all ages. With invigorating drum beats, sensational sounds, vibrant choreography, and gorgeous harmonies, this vibrant production tours performing arts centers, festivals, colleges and schools; putting on remarkable mainstage performances and leading educational outreach programs. Dance of Hope’s experiences allow audiences to discover the pivotal role music and dance plays in raising awareness about vital global issues, while instilling empowerment and boosting self-esteem for everyone involved.

Started in 2010, the Dance of Hope concept was created by Chinobay, a Ugandan world musician and founder of the 501(c) 3 nonprofit World Bridge Foundation, and Bosco Segawa, once an orphan on the streets of Kampala, Uganda and the founder of M-LISADA, one of the most esteemed children’s homes in the country. Through touring, Dance of Hope strives to inspire, empower, and transform the lives of vulnerable children, raising support to provide quality education for underprivileged children and enhancing the quality of life for families in impoverished communities.

Dance of Hope not only nurtures children and empowers them, helping them heal from the pain of poverty and disenfranchisement, but also encourages them to express themselves boldly, powerfully, and in harmony with others. The touring cast members have emerged from some of the most challenging environments imaginable, turning negative stories into positive ones. They exemplify a resilience forged through the sounds that enhance creativity, persistence, and change. They inspire audiences to explore their own emotions and seek healthy, creative modes of expression.

Audiences who experience the power of Dance of Hope performances are deeply moved by the emotional impact of candid storytelling and are inspired to support the arts and education. Across the globe, young people are motivated to learn and open to new experiences, and Dance of Hope utilizes music, arts, and life skills to highlight this commonality and nurture its growth.

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