Global Arts Initiative (GAIN)
In 2010, GAIN produced a cross-cultural collaboration between two contemporary dance companies—the Steps Repertory Ensemble and South Africa’s iKapa Dance Theatre. This year-long project, provided scholarships for iKapa dancers to train at Steps on Broadway, for Ensemble members to participate as teachers in iKapa’s outreach program in the townships, and for the dancers to collaborate on a new work choreographed by Theo Ndindwa and Tanya Arshamian. The project culminated in, Fuse, a two-night collaborative dance performance at the Oude Libertas Amphitheater in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Utilizing the power of the arts to create dialogue, this project continues to build a bridge between global artists.