Do you want to support the work of Dance Revolution East Africa?
Our Contemporary nights in Kampala, Uganda were such a success, we want to produce more! Our next Contemporary Night is scheduled for beginning of 2017 and we need your help!
Whatever small amount you can contribute is important! Your contributions will go directly to costs of producing our Contemporary Night in beginning of 2017, when you can again have a blast watching the creative and innovative performers.
Have you not heard of us before? Please see more information below and visit our website!
* Exchange rates taken 2016-11-15
|Expenses||Total/show (UGX)||Total/show (US dollar)||Total/show (EURO)|
|Supplies and Materials Total||1 841 140
|Studio /Performance Space Rental||2 364 637||664||619|
|Crew costs||2 916 623||819||763|
|Expenses total||7 122 400||2000||1864
Dance Revolution East Africa (DREA) has been established in 2015 as a collaboration between professional choreographers, dancers and dance companies from Kampala, Uganda. DREA’s mission is threefold: (1) to develop collaborations between dancers within East Africa, (2) to initiate and nurture collaborations between East African and international dancers, and (3) to increase audience access to dance in East Africa by bridging the gap between undeserved dancers and affluent audiences. DREA hopes to create a platform within East Africa where dancers can share and develop their skills, inspire each other and support emerging dancers.
Unlike other organizations in East Africa, DREA primarily supports traditional East African dance forms, Western contemporary dance forms and the combination of the two.
DREA will work to develop a rich and widely-available dance ecology in East Africa. It is DREA’s firm belief that by providing a cross-cultural meeting place for dance enthusiasts in East Africa, we will foster understanding and empathy across cultures for both dancers and audiences.
Audience Development Strategy
DREA will organize regular events such as classes, performances, workshops, training intensives and discussions in order to build strong bridges between East African professional dancers, emerging dancers, youth and dance communities. These events will be provided to East African residents at low or no cost.
The Dance Revolution East Africa is founded on the basis of:
- Creating a platform in Kampala, Uganda to train emerging dancer/choreographers and provide workshops focused on contemporary and traditional African techniques
- Establishing performance and teaching events to mobilize and unify dancers in East Africa.
- Performances: Dance Revolution East Africa will arrange two preforming events each year, one in the beginning of the year and one in the end, consisting of regional, national and international dancers (individual and group performances). Our aim for the future is to increase the number of performances during the year and to make the last performance of the year to a dance festival. Our performances will primarily take place at the Ugandan National Cultural Center (UNCC), 377-seat audience, in Ugandas capital city Kampala with a future plan to expand to other venues throughout East Africa. Collaborations with dancers will be the main focus in an attempt to further promote dance throughout the regions. Media companies (electronic and print) will be invited and involved for publicity about the project.
Dance Revolution East Africa supports:
- Emerging dancers who want to develop their skills and increase opportunities for collaboration with already existing dance companies and professional dancers as a step stone in their emerging careers
- Existing dance companies and professional dancers who want increased opportunities for collaboration
- Audience members throughout East Africa of all ages and from various socioeconomic backgrounds