Four students from the Juilliard School of Performing Arts in New York, USA will visit the Maru-a-Pula (MaP) School campus from June 8th to 30th 2018. During their stay, the group will host daily theatre and dance workshops, which will culminate in a production scheduled for the 27th and 28th June in Maitisong. Workshops will take place from 11th June at Maitisong between 1.30 pm and 4.00pm (students) and 7pm to 9pm for adults.
The relationship between MaP and Juilliard began in 2010 when students from the Juilliard School of Performing Arts visited MaP to facilitate workshops and create a production with the student body and local community. These workshops are an extension of Maru-a-Pula’s forty-six-year tradition of community outreach and allow MaP students and Batswana artists to receive invaluable skills and experience as performing artists.
According to the Juilliard website, ‘’The Juilliard School is an arts college located in New York, USA. Founded in 1905, its mission is to provide the highest calibre of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers and actors from around the world, so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders and global citizens. To date, Juilliard alumni have collectively won more than 105 Grammy Awards, 24 Academy Awards, 47 Emmy Awards and numerous additional accolades.’’