© Photo by: Photograph: Dance Into Space
A photograph of Dance Into Space Foundation's MIXED ABILITY depicting three performers wearing brightly printed, red and yellow clothing, dancing in front of a seated audience. Two performers are laid on the dance floor in a pose, and the third is on the right hand side standing on one leg. The audience are seated at round tables in the background.
A photograph of Dance Into Space Foundation's MARATHON depicting five performers lying on black mats with one leg in the air.
Choreography Ondiege M. Goethe Inst. 2011
© Photo by: Photograph: Horst Dresing
A photograph of Dance Into Space Foundation's MARATHON depicting two performers on a stage, one is lying down, the other is bent towards him, staring intently. The stage is lit up in red/pink.
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.
Duration: 45 mns
Description: 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.
Extra information: The performers are 3 physically disabled dancers and 3 non-disabled dancers accompanied by two African contemporary musicians, one with a visual impairment (blind).
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.
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.
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