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South Africa Culture Tour: Discover Dance

Duration: Flexible
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  • Attend a dance class in a highly successful community-based dance school while helping to support South Africa's school children..Engage with the founder of a community art project..Visit South Africa's largest performing arts venue and meet with professional performing artists.
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Your guide, Khonaye Tuswa, will pick you up from your accommodation and bring you to the Zama Dance School in Gugulethu. In South Africa, the state makes little provision for the teaching of performing arts, however, it does fund professional productions of and large performing arts ensembles. Therefore, South African performers are generally trained through grassroots organizations such as Zama that survive on private donor funding and on subscriptions from the community members they serve.Go on a tour of Zuma's facilities, meet one of the founders, Andrew Warth, and observe a dance class. Afterwards, you will be taken to the Artscape Opera House to witness a professional-level performing artists in rehearsal. There, you will have the opportunity to talk to directors and artists about their careers and their development.The tour ends with a meal at Mzoli's Place in Gugulethu where you can experience a true South African “shisenyama.”
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