Training Dance Practitioners in Rural Regions and Promoting the Diversity of Cultural Expression
This project will professionally develop South African contemporary dance practitioners to enable them to create, perform, diversify their creativity and professional skill and earn a sustainable living from being performing arts professionals. Over the first 12 months, the programme will result in at least 20 (twenty) young dance practitioners finding new ways of creating work, attending various workshop programmes and presenting the results of the process at Dance Umbrella 2013 and other dance platforms. We are currently working with both Alfred Hinkle and Maria Kint re creating a special programme in 2013 to show this.
The Content of the Project also includes:
- Dance & Choreography Development Training Programme: will focus on bringing young individuals in all the regions to attend workshops and/or residencies. There will be an accompanying development programme for community dance organizations within the regions with which we will facilitate a training programme in a creative working environment and give them the opportunity to experiment with dance and choreography focusing on their choices and patterns of life. This will be the focus in the Northern Cape. We will also host people from Limpopo and Kwa-Zulu Natal in partnership with Cultural Development Trust.
- Arts Management and Administration Training Programme: We will facilitate an arts management and administration training programme for the people involved in the project to become more structured and organized and to create a programme that will look at how to uplift and assist young people in their region. We will also focus on building artistic and financial management competencies together, so that the participants can look at a career that can be self motivated and self sustaining. Additional subject matter includes proposal writing, fundraising, marketing and entrepreneurship in the arts. There will also be workshops in contemporary dance and choreography. This section will be held in Johannesburg and/or Orange Farm.
- Arts Management workshops will be held at different times during the year as well at the Dance Space.