Dance Into Space Foundation
Dance Into Space Foundation (DIS) is an East African Contemporary dance theater company with a mission to give a dance to all. DIS generates independent and collaborative projects in conventional contexts for local and international audiences as well as in unconventional spaces in community education and development.
Photograph: Dance Into Space
Photograph: Horst Dresing
Choreography Ondiege M. Goethe Inst. 2011
Duration: 45 mns
Number of people on road: Nine artists comprising of 6 dancers, two musicians and one choreographer.
A technical team for lighting and sound can be sought from any venue we perform in.
A minimalistic set, mainly bare stage (average 25 X 20 Ft ) with lighting designs.
Freight: No freight necessary
Marathon is a choreographed performance with 6 dancers and 2 musicians created by Ondiege Matthew. The performance explores differences in abilities influenced by different cultural/ethnic backgrounds. It envisages a unity in diversity and a celebration of unique beauties.
The performers are 3 physically disabled dancers and 3 non-disabled dancers accompanied by two African contemporary musicians, one with a visual impairment (blind).
Mixed ability training and dance workshops for dancers with and without disability, choreographic workshops for young choreographers and group leaders, capacity building in management and fundraising for disabled artists and groups, youth mentoring programs for young learners, post and pre performance discussions and deliberations and collaborative projects.
Press Comments & Testimonials
"Dancing beyond the limits of their bodies"
- Kwamchetsi Makokha. Daily Nation
"Artistes Careers Soar with Dance Into Space"
- Magretta wa Gacheru. Bussiness daily