Just as I say hello to my colleagues returning from Pakistan and Ethiopia, so I say goodbye to Rupert, yet another colleague going on his travels! This time, the destination is Kenya, where together with Duncan Stutterheim (Sensation) and DJ Chuckie, Rupert will visit the dance4life programme in Nairobi. It’s a visit filled to the brim – with only 3 days to visit some schools, talk to the young people and “feel” the local situation. After a night flight, Rupert managed to get a few words to me…
” We went to a school on the outskirts of a slum in Nairobi today to see the heart connection tour. It was brilliant – the
young people loved it and we invited DJ Chuckie to play some of his music. The place exploded – the kids went wild with enthusiasm – and he only stopped when there was a power cut ! We like to believe that the explosion of energy that those kids and DJ Chuckie created had something to do with it! I witnessed a pure demonstration of the power and emotion of dance. Tomorrow we will be heading to another school…let’s see what we can do there to the Kenyan power network!”
WOW! Thanks Rupert. We look forward to hearing some more from you…time permitting!