Unmute Dance Company

Where
South Africa
When
2022
Who
Unmute Dance Company
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
Unmute Dance Company seeks to inspire the inclusion of people with disabilities within society through performances, artistic workshops and exchange programmes that encourage activism and awareness of integration. Unmute Dance Company is an integrated company of artists with mixed abilities or ‘disabilities’ whose vision is to inspire the inclusion of ‘disabled’ persons into the main stream society through cutting edge and original performances, workshops and exchange programmes etc. Unmute Dance Company is the only existing integrated dance company in South Africa, based in Cape Town as part of the Artscape Resource Centre Incubator programme. With its cutting edge works it has been invited to be part of South Africa’s major arts festivals like Johannesburg Dance Umbrella Festival, Cape Town’s Infecting The City, Gipca’s Live Art Festival, etc. The company continues to reach to schools and communities through outreach performances and workshops that promotes integration.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The Company seeks to challenge people’s state of mental-misconception on disabilities, by encouraging people to break barriers and realize that persons with disabilities are able and have their own abilities and that no one is confined by physical limitations.
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Artscape Theatre
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Performing Arts
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