About the company
Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre is a registered non-profit organization. Income is generated through commissions, honoraria and funding grants. All commissions cover the expenses of performances. The core of these performances is their innovation, their uniqueness and their creative input into the cultural lives of people.
The company has taken into cognizance that there is a lack of a developed culture of theatre going in South Africa, given historical and economic imbalances. The Company nevertheless seeks to make cultural products available to a wide range of the public by actively promoting works in public spaces where there is free access or when the work is commissioned by a Public Services organization where the motive is not one of profit.
We are also presently making significant contributions in terms of dance education, development and performances on local, national and international levels.
Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre is to be a world class company that shapes intercultural and interdisciplinary dance training and performance.
Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre is a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary platform for education, training and performance of classical, traditional and contemporary dance that probes the South African identity within a global context.
Create work that is routed in a framework that is socially aware. Promote the values of the constitution. Prioritise the training of historically marginalised black African youth
Transformation / Integrity / Transparency / Empowerment