Opportunity for young dancers to come and share four weeks of an intensive dance program with young dancers from Namibia (Africa) and learn how physical theatre and dance can be used to create social change.

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:

Please send us your CV and your statement of interest, explaining why you’d like to spend four weeks with OYO. Indicate if you are applying for the summer or the winter option. Include what you think you could offer to the OYO Dance Troupe in terms of your dance skills, experience and interest. Please confirm in your letter that you are able to cover all the costs indicated above. Email your CV and motivation letter to OYOinternship@gmail.com with a copy to philippe@ombetja.org and info@ombetja.org
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

Contact details

P.O Box 97217, Windhoek, Namibia
Phone: +264 61 254915
Cell: +264 81 2512323
email: oyointernship@gmail.com or philippe@ombetja.org

For further information, please visit www.ombetja.org

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