COMPANY DESCRIPTION SSDT is a registered non-profit organization. Income is generated through commissions and honoraria, local and international. All commissions cover the expenses of performances. The core of these performances is their innovation, their uniqueness and their creative input into the cultural lives of people. The company has taken into cognizance that there is not a very developed culture of theatre going in South Africa given historical and economic imbalances. The Company nevertheless seeks to make cultural products available to a wide range of the public by actively promoting works in public spaces where there is free access or when the work is commissioned by a Public Services organization where the motive is not one of profit. The company continues to produce new work under the close direction of Professor Jay Pather, often commissioned by such national festivals as the Dance Umbrella and the National Arts Festival. Mission Statement To provide a holistic dance education based on the natural movement and anatomy of the body To incorporate the major African dance traditions of the region To create a new contemporary and indigenous dance language that would be relevant to the     educational and social needs of KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa To stimulate, and support new, innovative directions of performance art in the region. Copyright of Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre.  Web design by Dream Co-Lab Productions cc.  Website photographs by Val Adamson. About us  Contact  Site-map