South Africa & Arts

The departments of Art, Theatre & Dance and Music are shaping a travel program to South Africa that will explore artistic and cultural Fusions. We plan to create performance pieces fusing our own departmental disciplines, while also learning artistic traditions already present within South African art forms, and how those traditions are used to reflect/influence socio-political issues. Ultimately we hope to see our students interacting with South African students to create work that fuses American/Western artistic traditions with those of South Africa, while simultaneously raising awareness among our own students about South Africa’s history and its challenges.


Students have an opportunity to interact with a variety of performing arts organizations and schools, and learn about South Africa’s dynamic social and political history, and perform at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival.

Date: On hiatus 2020

Program Director: Erin Strong

Themes: Arts, Culture, History