The school program aims to raise awareness of the young Rwandan generation at the dance practice, to train dancers and the public of tomorrow. To this end, 10 dancer-trainers selected among trained dancers by the EANT/Amizero teach each year 24 sessions of 3 to 4 hours of urban and contemporary dance in 10 schools of the five provinces of Rwanda. After one or two years, students who have benefited from the courses, form a dance club within their school, which works independently with our trainers, and the trainers start a new cycle in new schools. Ultimately, we wish to register the contemporary dance in the sport program of the Ministry of Education.
Dance Immersion program- technical training- Coaching of companies
Our goal is to offer quality training in response to the absence of professional dance schools in the region. Our training lasts 3 to 4 months and includes two components in the choreographic formation. 20 Rwandan and regional dancers follow 2 to 3 months of intensive training intended to give them access to techniques and choreographic tools. The courses are organized in 5 or 6 weeks masterclasses with regional or international speakers. In the coaching program, 2 or 3 young Rwandan dance companies or regional companies work for a month with guest artists who accompany them in the creation of a performance which is part of the IN program of the EANT Festival in Kigali and with a possiblity of a tour within our regional network.
To meet the major need of multidisciplinary artistic venues that the city of Kigali is faced with, we have partnered with 1 local artistic structure this year: Iyugi Ltd (production, theater festival, radio, and film production), to occupy a transformable and modular space. This space is not only a workspace and an administrative office but it is also an exhibition space, a rehearsal studio, and a performance hall that can be adapted according to the needs and programs of Artists. L'ESPACE offers a professional and entertaining program all year round and hosts the EANT festival.