Dancescape and Arts education
Posted by Mareletta Mundey on 05 December 2018 12:45 PM CAT
The true purpose of Arts education
I am so extremely proud when I look at what can be done in our communities- walking the road with Dancescape South Africa for a while already, witnessing the passion and dedication going into the arts education of children from disadvantaged communities. I salute Mitya and his team for keeping the legacy of Fiona Sargeant alive.
The following quote is very relevant in explaining why Dancescape South Africa do what they do:
“The true purpose of arts education is not necessarily to create more professional dancers or artists. It is to create more complete human beings who are critical thinkers, who have curious minds, who can lead productive lives.” – Kelly Pollock
I would like to drive this point home because I personally seen the growth of these children under the hands of Dancescape training, care and teachings.
It is just fitting to end this amazing year off- with a festive Celebration!!!
I want to invite everyone with a passion for Dance, Children and the amazing spirit of Community to attend the Year-end show on 8 December.
Mitya tells us more:
It’s been a fantastic year for Dancescape South Africa (DSA).
This year we were able to support Lihle Mfene to pursue further training at the Cape Academy of Performing Arts and he will be joined by Lutho Zwedala next year.
We employ two Resident Teachers and have recently added a Public Relations Officer who continues to do great work for us in the townships. We would be unable to do all of this without the kind donations of individuals from all around the world.
Our dancers won numerous awards at the Montagu Youth Arts Festival including the Best Dance Entry of the Festival 2018 this year.
We recently received the Winelands Mayoral Tourism Award for Best Special Project.
To top the year up we will be showcasing our dancers at a performance :
“A Festive Celebration”
* 8th of December at the KWV Building in Montagu
* 4pm on that Saturday afternoon - performance starts at 6pm
* Tickets are only R50 for Adults and R10 for children.
Pack a picnic of your favorite eats and drinks and to join us !.
Throw a blanket down and relax .
Not only will you enjoy a fabulous evening of great dance but you will also be supporting us to continue our work for the benefit of the youth in the townships.
Many of you have supported us and in particular Fiona Sargeant throughout the years. Fiona sadly passed away in 2017 and her wish was for the work that she started to continue.
Only with your support will this be possible. For booking and more information please phone:
Mitya at +27 78 295 7879 or Patricia at +27 61 920 6940
or check out our website at http://dancescapesouthafrica.org.za/