Our Vision

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 HURSTMAP 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 projects


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 




'FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION'                      

A powerful new exhibition that uncovers the mystery, pain, anger and stories of forgotten police cells in the historic city of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Running for a week on London's SouthBank at the Oxo Tower Gallery, 10th - 14th April. 

Freedom of Expression is a collection of work from celebrated South African photographer, Karl Schoemaker. His work will be shown alongside a selection of photos taken by MAP students in 2017 and a special poetic response by London's Lyricl Nkechi. 

There will be a panel discussion on ‘The Power of the Artist in the Community’ on Saturday 13 April @ 3-5pmTo Book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-power-of-the-artist-in-the-community-tickets-59154647142



We could not carry out the work we do without the support of individuals, foundations, partners and sponsors. Our charitable objectives are:

  • To advance education for the public benefit by the promotion of the arts, in particular, but not exclusively the art of dance.
  • The provision of education and training opportunities in the art of dance in particular, but not exclusively, in geographical areas of human poverty or acute income inequality.
  • To advance the education of young people and emerging practitioners by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities to further their dance training and artistic practice.
  • To promote open dialogue between diverse cultures through collaborative artistic practice. 

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