Moving Assembly Project is inspired by the need to celebrate dance as a cross-cultural art form belonging to a shared human identity. Starting by connecting London, United Kingdom with the harbour city of Port Elizabeth in South Africa it aims to connect people, artists and students from diverse backgrounds and communities from all corners of the world, through facilitating the creation and tuition of dance and art.
Started in 2016 by founder ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, DANE HURST - MAP has already benefitted hundreds of students and forged partnerships with vital non-profit and charitable organisations in South Africa, Rwanda and Brazil. The vision of the Moving Assembly Project is to uplift and transform the lives of at-risk youth through an inclusive and cross-cultural Art programme. We develop teaching and performance programmes aimed at giving disadvantaged youth, vital access to inspiring professional artists and giving them an opportunity to learn a skill, discover a talent and provide a platform to share this with others. We make contact with existing grass-roots organisations in developing countries and develop a tailored, creative arts programme to assist the process of nurturing and educating students whilst providing tangible inspiration, mentor support and coaching. Find out more about our work.
MAP employs a team of highly skilled, practicing Performance Art professionals to deliver dance and choreography workshops to vulnerable youth in disadvantaged areas of the world. Our team also provide vital mentor support to students in addition to collaborating with local artists to create unique, cross cultural performances.
MAP has teamed up with celebrated South African Photographer, Karl Schoemaker, who is our official project photographer. In 2017 we have delivered our first Photography workshops with Karl lecturing on and delivering workshops on how to capture the nuances of life through the lens.
MAP are proud to have initiated its first student exchange between South African and UK students in 2018. This exchange is to continue the cycle of investment started by Nelson Mandela and Anya Sainsbury in the 90's and aims to create a cross-cultural, bridge between UK and SA
We could not carry out the work we do without the support of individuals, foundations, partners and sponsors. Our charitable objectives are:
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