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Nada Sabet

Nada Sabet is co-founder and Director of Noon Creative Enterprise as well as being a theatre director, cultural manager and facilitator. Sabet holds a BA in Psychology and Theatre from The American University in Cairo (AUC), and an MA from Goldsmith University of London in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship.  For the past decade, Nada and…

Crown Troupe of Africa

Nigeria has a long history surrounding arts-in-education, which, in many African countries, often blends with community-based art. As such, participatory arts often provide inspiration for young people in under-resourced areas where options for employment or further education are extremely limited and the temptations of less desirable career paths are ever present.   In the second half…

Antonio Bukhar & Faizal Ddamba

Antonio Bukhar & Faizal Ddamba are two Ugandese performing artists who are both interested in exploring the relation between European contemporary choreography and African traditional dance, and introducing dance in community settings in and around their native Kampala.  Historically, in the music, dance and arts-scene of many African countries there has been a discussion about…

Amani’s People Theatre (APT)

Founded in 1994 by a group of young artists, Amani People’s Theatre (APT) has trained practitioners and community groups in their arts-based approach across Kenya as well as internationally. Their work has been wide-ranging, including working with communities affected by post-election violence, cattle rustling, as well as tackling ethnic conflict and most recently, countering violent…

Flatfoot Dance Company

Sifiso Majola is an accomplished dancer and choreographer who works in contemporary dance and in community settings, two worlds which he both thoroughly enjoys and also tries to form bridges between. He was born and raised in Kwa-Mashu, one of the larger townships in the South African city of Durban. Through outreach programmes and community…

Junaid Jemal Sendi

Junaid Jemal Sendi was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and initially trained as part of the Adugna Dance and Theatre Company. It was set up by the indigenous NGO, The Ethiopian Gemini Trust, and the founders of Dance United as part of a project to develop the potential of the city’s disadvantaged young people. His…

Umsindo

In November 2013, actors Hassan Oumhammed and Güner Güven of Stut theater opened the Isigcawu festival in KwaMashu township, Durban, South Africa. Their double bill Friend/Mahmoud is partly inspired by their own youth in the Utrecht-neighborhood of Overvecht. The festival in Durban also featured Brothers by Umsindo, a highly physical performance by two actors who…

Tswelopele Performing Artists

Tswelopele Performing Artists is a Non-Profit Arts Organisation registered with the Department of welfare of the Republic of South Africa. The organization is based in Tembisa Township, a sprawling community between Johannesburg and Pretoria. Tswelopele was formed on 7 November 1994 by Oupa China Malatjie after identifying that youth in the town often created their…

K-Mu

In 2010, K-Mu from Kinshasa was runner-up in the Freedom to Create Award with their music theatre production Basal’ya Bazoba about the violent persecution of child witches. They performed the show on the back of a truck in most of the neighborhoods of Kinshasa, attracting over 100,000 spectators in total.   The performance particularly focussed on…

Imbali Visual Literacy

Based in: Johannesburg, South Africa, Art discipline: Visual Arts Participated in ICAF in 2011  The Imbali Visual Literacy Project was founded in 1988 to address the inequities in creative education in schools during the time of apartheid. Now, in post-apartheid years, the project has been adapted to address another crucial issue facing South Africa: the…