Your career journey so far and aspirations as choreographers?
Sunnyboy: I have collaborated with a few international choreographers and toured the world. All I want to do is dance, create dance, teach dance and nurture young talent. I want to collaborate further with international and national artists, creating cross-disciplinary work, and I want to tour more, internationally. I want to grow MIDM’s footprint in Africa and embrace new and different dance techniques that will strengthen their brand of Afrofusion.
Oscar: My journey hasn’t been easy but I’m grateful that I have received some recognition so early in my career. This has motivated me to work even harder and hopefully one day see dance getting the same support and recognition that mainstream sports like soccer receive. I also want to perform on more international stages to showcase South Africa’s dance talent to the world.
What can we look forward to from you this year?
Sunnyboy: After Dance Umbrella we’re going to France to tour with Robyn Orlin’s 'Beauty'. In May, I’m performing 'We are Still Marching' in Johannesburg and Durban. It was commissioned by The Playhouse Company in Durban and premiered during Women’s Month. In June, I’m going to Israel to teach Afrofusion classes at Summer School. In between, I will teach classes at the MIDM Dance School and do community outreach work.
Oscar: I’m looking forward to joining Robyn Orlin’s tour. I also teach dance at MIDM. Our calendar is full and dance lovers can keep up to date by visiting midance.co.za.
What can youngsters do if they want to follow in your footsteps?
Sunnyboy: They need to be patient. It takes time and you need to love what you do.
Oscar: They need to follow their passion and work hard to be the best in what they do.