Mohamed Y. Shika is an artist with great potential to cross borders within the cultural understanding as well as artistic transmuting of contemporary dance for the 21st Century. His approach is, as a dancer, to examine the gap between Egypt and the rest of Africa, and to seek to conquer it through out his own body. Consequently for his scholarship the planned student/teacher collaboration with Brooklyn based African artist Nora Chipaumire will give Shika the needed insight into a specific, high-reflected artistic inner perspective.
Antonio Ssebuuma’s approach towards dance roots in particular in his practice and interest for teaching movement in the frame of community dance. His attempt to now pick up studies at the Dance Department at the University of Auckland in New Zealand is just logically consistent. A dialog and exchange together with grounded theory from a dance perspective will empower Antonio Ssebuuma’s practice as artist and teacher when returning to Uganda.