Where: Namibia, Africa
Summer option: 29 July – 23 August 2019,
Winter option: 11 November – 06 December 2019
Deadline for applications: 10 March 2019 (summer option), 31 July 2019 (winter option)
OYO is a Namibian trust that creates social awareness using the arts.The OYO dance troupe, created in 2009, is the first, and currently only, dance troupe in Namibia employing young dancers as performers. Our troupe comprises 10 dancers and two understudies. We are seeking three to six outstanding, self-motivated and energetic dancers with a desire to experience dance in a development context and work with members of the OYO Dance Troupe to create a piece to reach students and members of the public.
On this dance experience with OYO, there will be three weeks of full-day rehearsals in Windhoek to exchange skills and create the new piece, immediately followed by performances.
Each invited dancer will be in charge of a day, to share with others and the company his/her skills. You will therefore have a chance to teach, but also learn from other professionals and from the OYO dance troupe.
As a professional dancer you will gain a unique experience working on different surfaces, experiencing a different type of training, moving differently with dancers who have been trained in a rougher manner. You will also gain experience about development, the NGO world and the impact narrative dance can have to address social issues.
How to apply:
Pre-selected candidates will then be invited to a skype interview. Successful candidates will be informed within two weeks of the interview.
Costs for participants: GBP 1,300 per person, plus flight
Phone: +264 61 254915
Cell: +264 81 2512323
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For further information, please visit www.ombetja.org