Zaman dance theatre collective



Zaman Dance Theatre Collective is accepting applications for its 2018 Freedom Project, to the Western Cape of South Africa. The Phase II application deadline is November 15, 2017 and accepted applicants will be notified on or before November 22, 2017. 

The first deposit for Phase I participants is due on November 30, 2017 and December 15, 2017 for Phase II participants. Additional payment information is on the application. Payments can be made by Check, Money Order or Credit Card.

*This project has added additional slots. The Phase II Application deadline is November 15, 2017 11:59 pm. Phase I applicants have been notified. 

Who Should Apply:

The Freedom Project is seeking a diverse group of participants in the areas of Dance, Theatre, Poetry/ Spoken Word and Education. Applicants should be educators, performing artists, teaching artists or college students. 

Applicants must be open to creative process, interdisciplinary collaboration and lesson planning. The project will provide an opportunity for engagement with youth and adolescents from varied social, racial, and economic groups in and around Cape Town. This will include travel to city, suburban and township areas. 

Program Theme: Social Justice     

Guided tours, discussions and facilitated workshops will explore occurrences of injustice in South Africa and globally. Workshops will merge social justice themes with creative process and artistic practice. Participants will integrate previous understandings, in addition to content learned during the trip.

Lectures/ Classes by UCT faculty: Culture & Education in South Africa, African Dance, Theatre Workshop

Pedagogy Experience: 3 days of facilitating Arts Workshops for Youth & Community Organizations, 4-5 Day residency at an Independent School in Cape Town and collaborative lesson planning 

Excursions & Tours included in the Program fee:  

Iziko Slave Lodge, Cape Town Holocaust Centre, South African Museum, Robben Island, Bo-Kaap Museum, Aquila Safari, Cape Town City Tour, Cape Town Mini Peninsula Tour, LaGuGu Township Tour w' lunch at Mzolis, Drum Workshop & Dinner Theatre experience at Gold Restaurant, transport to Old Biscuit Mill, V&A Waterfront, Closing Dinner 

Transportation: Ground transportation to and from hotel and group transport to all workshops, residencies, tours and excursions is included.

Program fee: $2,900 

What's not included: Airfare (can be arranged through our Humanitarian Group & Travel Specialist at Economy Travel), Travel Insurance, Lunch and Dinner on most days

Additional information on application

Program Director: Zakiya Atkinson 

Email us: [email protected]

Phase II Application deadline: November 15, 2017 

by 11:59pm EST


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