Nothing but Double Gold for the Dancescape Dancers
Had the Late Fiona Sargeant been alive today she would have been very proud of The Dancescape South Africa dancers. On Saturday the 18th of August 2018 they performed in 9 entries at this year’s Montagu Youth Arts Festival. All 9 pieces, which ranged from Ballet to contemporary and Pantsula, received double gold certificates. Whilst working with the dancers Fiona would have said “What you put in, is what you get out”. The dancers who are trained by Manie and Farouk Irving and directed by Mitya Sargeant have now receiving the benefits of what they had put in after hours and hours of hard work. Apart from the clean run of double gold they also received awards for the Best Ballet Group, Best Contemporary Group, Best Ballet Solo (Lutho Zwedala) and Best Ballet Duet/Trio/Quartet (Sibabalo November and Anele Bizwaphi). Trophies were also awarded to the Best Group Overall Entry and to the Most Promising Dancer (Lutho Zwedala). Manie and Farouk are delighted with the progress of the students and hope to build upon the success of this year’s festival.
Mitya Sargeant wins 1st prize at Montagu Book Festival
Mitya Sargeant, the director of Dancescape South Africa, has won first prize at this year’s Montagu Book Festival held in July 2018. He entered an English short story entitled “In pursuit of a dream”. The story is based on the workings of the Dancescape South Africa project and tells the story of a young dancer who has changed his life through hard work and commitment. The story also honors our founder member, the Late Fiona Sargeant. The story has been published in a book called “Sprankel” Please click here to read the full story……
Dancescape South Africa a Public Benefit Organisation.
As a Public Benefit Organisation Dancescape South Africa allows donors, who make financial donations to DSA, the opportunity to claim Tax Benefits. Business concerns and individuals who make donations will be eligible to claim deductions in their tax returns.
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