Company identified to be of national importance by the Minister of Arts and Culture and the National Arts Council
The Dance Umbrella and the National Arts Festival commissioned the Company.
The Company developed an international and national profile evidenced by the following:
- Invited to open The World Social Forum in India,
- The Development Programme (12 children) was invited to represent South Africa at the World Children’s Festival in Holland
- The company was invited to be part of ‘Season South Africa’ in New York.
- The company was commissioned to create a new work for the opening of the second Brett Kebble Art Awards at which Jay Pather won a Major Award out of 1000 works for the installation performance ‘Kitchen’.
- Senior Dancer, Neliswa Rushualang scooped the coveted ‘Dancer of the Year’ Award at the Dance Link Awards for Dance and Choreography
- The company was commissioned to present ‘The beautiful ones must be born’ at Constitution Hill as part of the FNB Dance Umbrella.