DARKROOM CONTEMPORARY'S Development Initiatives provide platforms and create opportunities for skills development and exchange among all involved. These development initiatives work towards making dance accessible to all, youth development through arts education, audience expansion and raising the profile of dance.

Skills development and apersonal growth define our development initiatives. Programmes aimed specifically at youth development through arts education include:

  • Apprentice Programmes

  • Arts Education Workshops

  • Schools Performances

  • STUDIO SESSIONS Classes

We believe in making the arts accessible to all.  Our audience development 

initiatives work towards taking dance outside the theatre, to everybody. These include:

  •   Free Pop - Up Performance in Public Spaces

  • Dance Film Screenings and Q&A Sessions

  • Studio Performances and Artist Discussions

Darkroom Contemporary provides platforms and opportunities for cross disciplinary exchange, in a bid to contribute to the existing performing arts landscape in a meaningful way. These programmes include:

  • Job Creation

  • UNFINISHED Performance Platform

  • Professional Development Initiatives 

  • The MOTION PROJECT

  • Membership Programme Benefits 

Darkroom Contemporary is an industry leader in the digital arts landscape. The company's artistic approach is driven by the exploration of new and digital technologies as contemporary performance medium. The company is doing extensive research through its artistic development processes, into this rapidly developing field.

We are constantly seeking new ways to experience dance through:

  • Virtual Reality 

  • Interactive Motion Sensor

  • Dome Projection

  • Data Visualisation

  • Artificial Intelligence

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT

INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT

technology

TO DATE
750
YOUNG PEOPLE
 
HAVE ATTENDED A WORKSHOP OR SCHOOLS PERFORMANCE
60 %
OF COMPANY DANCER POSITIONS ARE AWARDED TO DANCERS IN THE
 
FIRST 2 YEARS OF THEIR PROFESSIONAL CAREERS
OUR APPRENTICE PROGRAMME HAS MENTORED 
14
RECENT GRADUATES

Darkroom Contemporary is proudly supported by 

the National Lotteries Commission 

Darkroom Contemporary is a registered Non Profit Organisation:  089-552 - NPO

Registered Public Benefit Organization nr: 930043891

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Photography: Oscar O'Ryan, Simanga Zondo, Duane Howard
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