TI: How long has Yawa dancers’ crew been in existence?
Yawa:The group came into existence in 2009. Dan, our director, held auditions and selected the best dancers to be part of Yawa Crew.
TI: How many are you in the group?
Yawa: Yawa is made of 12 professional dancers.
TI: What type of dance styles does Yawa specialize in?
Yawa: We are not confined to a certain style although we have a bias for African Contemporary dance
TI: Have you been featured in any videos?
Yawa: We have been featured in a couple of videos from Kisumu artists
TI: Do you have any menthorship program for upstarts dancers?
Yawa: We mentor young dancers by holding auditions and training them. The young dancers also known as Yawa Annex graduate thereafter to Yawa Professional dancers.
TI:Have you won any awards?
Yawa: The group has been nominated for a number of awards but we haven’t bagged any yet.
TI: Does dancing pay your bills?
Yawa: Dancing partly pays our bills from the numerous cooperate, weddings and private perfomances we get. We also offer dance classes at a fee.
TI: Has the group participated in any dance competition?
Yawa: Yes. We participated in Sakata dance season 2 and 4 were we emerged 1st and 2nd runners-up respectively.
TI: Where do you see yourselves in the Next five years?
Yawa: In the next five year we want to establish a dance academy in Kisumu where all kinds of art related items can be nurtured and exposed. The sky is the limit