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Sunday, April 7, 2019


Vusi Makanya, Artistic Director of KwaMashu School Of Dance Theatre has sent out the following invitation to arts practitioners:

“I'm bringing to your attention the 7 Trials for Mixity project which KwaMashu School of Dance Theatre organisation is involved. We are delightful to invite you and your company to participate in this gathering. It could be that your company is willing to network and contribute to young people through exchange project. This is your opportunity to excel in honouring your vision and mission.

The Team of 7 Trials for Mixity will be going around visiting arts institutions in KZN, Durban we would like to visit you and your company to observe in good hearts. If you are interested please email me your time schedule when we can visit. Either you are teaching or working to any form of arts.

7 Trails for Mixity is a project funded under KA2 of Erasmus + programme of European Commission and involves seven countries from four continents: France (Euroculture), Italy (Zashto Ne), Spain (Pirineus Creatius), Bulgaria (C3 Spazio Creativo), South Africa (KwaMashu School of Dance Theatre), India (Arka Art Trust) and Mexico (Instituto Artene).

The aim of the project is to exchange good practices in the field of art as a tool for inclusion. During nine months, youth artists from participating countries will have an opportunity to travel and visit each other’s organisations, learning new methods of work and developing new approaches for inclusion that will be implemented during a youth exchange in August, which will take place in France and with a Training course for other youth workers to spread the results of newly acquired knowledge and skills. 
(Vusi Makanya)

During the project, an online platform will be created as a reference space for network extension, consultation and sharing the flow of the project. The project is open for local collaboration and especially to those organisations who would like to learn new tools and benefit from the local activities organised during the project. Between the 27th and the 29th of December 2018 the first transnational meeting took place in Verona, Italy, where the leaders from the participating organisations agreed on the structure of their work, planned the first part of mobility activities and distributed tasks for a successful implementation of the project. For more information see:

The upcoming activity 7 Trails for Mixity project, in South Africa:

-Job Shadowing in Durban S.A (April, 14 to 28, 2019) Vusi and KMSDT will be hosting international delegates which the project aiming at reinforcing the capacity of seven youth organizations and networks from four continents (Europe with Bulgaria, Spain, Italy and France; South-Africa; India; Mexico) with a central objective to open youth activities and programs/policies to all young people including those with disabilities and other discriminated minorities and migrants.

-Other KwaMashu School of Dance Theatre Tours, 7 Trails for Mixity

-Job Shadowing: KMSDT will send one delegate to represent KwaMashu School of dance Theatre with other seven leaders from the world. Tour to Spain June 6 to 16, 2019

-Cultural Exchange: KMSDT will send seven dancers from age 18 to 30 to France for three weeks August 6 to 26, 2019. To meet with other 50 youth, KMSDT will perform in varies cities and attend development workshop which will showcase on the last day at the festival ST’ Nectar in France.

-Training course: KMSDT will also send four professional artists whose focus is to practice and exchange their experience and be able to spread the learning tools to their places. Tour will take place in September 15 to 22, 2019 in Bulgaria

-Evaluation Meeting: leaders meeting in November 8 to 10, 2019, evaluation will take place in Bulgaria

KwaMashu School of dance Celebrate its 15th Anniversary we invite you to participate to all our events that will be hosted in Durban. I hope that I can count on your participation.”

Contact Vusi Makanya on or 082 622 4005 or visit for more information.