Mandisa Qwesha teaching children in her afternoon session at Silikamva High School. Photo by Masixole Feni.
Cape Town - “When I finish school, I want to be in a ballet skirt and do ballet for a big crowd,” says 6-year-old Anathi Dakuse from Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay.
Anathi is one of the children learning dance through the Amoyo Performing Arts Foundation, which focuses on children between 5 and 19.
Voiceover artist Kim Worrall joined dancers Mandisa Qwesha and Nandipha Sandlana this year to create the children’s project, which aims to make a difference to the lives of children in Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg.
Qwesha has a diploma from La Rosa Spanish Dance Theatre and worked for five years at Jikeleza Dance Project. Sandlana, from Gugulethu, learned dance through Philip Boyd’s Dance for All project and worked for Jikeleza for 10 years.