Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre is a South African dance company based in Durban that emerged from a training and development programme for black dancers with no access to training opportunities, initiated by The Playhouse Company in Durban in 1994. The company name translates to "crossing over to a new place altogether." SSDT is a registered non-profit organization, with income generated through commissions and honoraria, local and international.[The Company seeks to make cultural products available to a wide range of the public by actively promoting works in public spaces where there is free access, with a strong focus on community development. The style is a mix of Contemporary African Dance, Traditional African Dance, Contemporary Modern Dance, Traditional Indian Dance and Classical Ballet.[SSDT is also noted for their multi-media collaborations, using video, architecture, and site-specificity in their performances.
This work is made possible through grants from Ethekwini Municipality and the National Arts Council of South Africa.
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|Legacies||Tue 11th May 6:30 to 7:30pm Walk About||Groote Kerk|
|Legacies||Wed 12th May 6:30 to 7:30pm Walk About||Groote Kerk|