Live Vibe is an original concept which offers a rare opportunity for young artistes from the worlds of dance, music, spoken word to present work in a professional environment during the early stages of their careers, as well as the invaluable experience of performing in a top arts venue alongside established professional companies. Created by Hakeem “Mr Impact” Onibudo, it showcases the hottest raw dance talent in an inspirational, interactive atmosphere. With the support of trained mentors it helps them take their craft to the next level.
LIVE VIBE UK
Live Vibe began in the UK in 2009 at Sadler’s Wells, London. Starting with its theme of ELEMENTS, it soon became a popular live interactive show gaining Arts Council funding in 2010. This led to the “Live Vibe at the Movies” series to be produced at the Lilian Baylis Studio. The four shows culminated in a fifth show at the Peacock theatre in January 2011, featuring the four finalists of the LBS series performing alongside street dance giants, Flawless. Since then LiveVibe has been resident at Rich Mix. Watch out for LiveVibe at the Place(Contemporary Dance Trust) in 2017.
LIVE VIBE INTERNATIONAL
Live Vibe made its international debut in December 2010 at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. Live Vibe Hong Kong was produced in partnership with Fake Frog Productions, following on from the vision of CEO Jessica Hefes. This interactive show featured dance acts, companies and performing arts schools from Hong Kong, all fused with live bands and audience participation. It was presented in dual language form and the success of the show led to it being repeated in 2013.
In 2011-2012 Live Vibe made its first appearance on the continent of Africa. It was supported by the British Council and made an outstanding impact in Harare, Zimbabwe.
LiveVibe’s next international venture will be in Caracas, Venezuela in April 2017.
Find out more about Live Vibe Zimbabwe by reading Hakeem’s BLOG
“Hakeem Onibudo has conquered Harare’s dance fraternity and written a chapter in its history.”
Ignatius Mabasa, The British Council, Zimbabwe