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Director: G.M. Samuel

School Profile

Academic enquiry (analysis, documentation and publication) and creative scholarship (choreography, direction and performance) inform and constitute a significant and balanced part of the diverse outputs of our School. The participation of staff and students in a variety of dance projects at under- and postgraduate levels acknowledges the inherent intellectual play of postmodern - and posthuman - art practice, as referenced in a democratic, multicultural, [South] African society.

A particular awareness of the role of arts and culture in the collective post-revolution national psyche – e.g. socio-political matters around integration - drives many of our community-focused collaborations.

Highlights of the year included performances, lecture demonstrations, publications, symposia and seminars as well as engagement (collaborative productions and work exchanges) with the following organizations:

Artscape; Black Noise; Beauty without Cruelty; CAFDA Youth Dance Company; Cape Academy of the Performing Arts; Cape Junior Ballet; Cape Town City Ballet; Cape Town Holocaust Museum; Cape Town Jewish Seniors; Centre for the Book; Cecchetti Society of Southern Africa; Celtic iAfrica Dance Company; Congress on Research into Dance (CORD); Creative Cape Town; Cape Town Tourism; Dance For All; Dance For All Youth Company; EOAN Group; E. Gwynn Dance Company: A&T State University of North Carolina; Flatfoot Dance Company; Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts; Hanover Park Community Youth Organisation; Highlands House Ikapa Dance Theatre; Intsika Dance Theatre; International Spanish Dance Society Jazzart Dance Theatre; Iziko Museums of Cape Town; Jikeleza; KKNK Arts Festival KwaZulu-Natal Education Department; LeftfeetFIRST Dance Theatre; Magnet Theatre (Cape Town); NasPers: Die Burger; National Society of Dance Teachers Association; Oude Libertas Amphitheatre; Rotary Club SA; Royal Academy of Dance; SA College of Music; South African Art Journal; South African Jewish Museum; South African National Gallery; South African National Library; South African Police Service; Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.; Theatre Dance Association; UCT Drama Department; University of KwaZulu-Natal; University of Stellenbosch Drama Department; University of Witwatersrand; Vadhini Indian Arts Academy; Virgin Active Health & Fitness; Western Cape Education Department; Western Province Dance Teachers Association.

 

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