• Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

    Funding for The Cope Project

    We are soon to announce a new phase of funding for the amazing Cope project with The Butterfly Foundation in Bournemouth for 2013 – 2014….

  • Wednesday, January 16th, 2013


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  • Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

    The Mazloom Project

    The Mazloom Project has received funding to continue in 2013 and as soon as the funders confirm in their press release we will update the site. In 2013 I hope to develop a range of performance outcomes for Mazloom spanning movement and projected film and new writing.

    NCADC will continue to raise awareness through the Mazloom Documentary and together we are planning on developing a curated research project entitled Best Interests to consider the way we create art and participatory projects for young people from asylum seeking backgrounds.

  • Thursday, July 19th, 2012

    Sergio Cruz

    KSDT will be working with Sergio Cruz to develop The Cope Project’s dance film this summer. We are excited to be working with such an incredible artist and can’t wait to get started. Check out his link here

  • Monday, March 12th, 2012

    PRESS RELEASE: Mazloom @ Young People Seeking Safety Performance

    Asylum-seeking young people voice their fears

    Young people from across South London have spent four months developing  ‘Mazloom’, a theatre production which aims to raise awareness of the issues faced by unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people fearing return to Afghanistan. The group worked closely with Merton and Wandsworth Asylum Welcome and KSDT productions to develop the performance which tells the story of Asef, a 17 year old boy, who has recently been informed that he will be returned to a lawless Afghanistan. The performance aims to give voice to young people who feel that the issues affecting them are largely being ignored.

    The play was very well received at its pilot performance at the Old Vic Tunnels on 22 February. On April 4, the play will be shown at Freeworld Centre in Farringdon as part of Young People Seeking Safety Week  2012 ( The group will now go on to meet with Dr Maggie Atkinson, the Children’s Commissioner for England to discuss the issues affecting asylum seeking young people in the UK. Quote from Asad/Vahid

    Merton and Wandsworth Asylum Welcome is a charity based in Mitcham which provides targeted support services for refugee, asylum seeking and newly arrived young people across Merton and Wandsworth ( KSDT works across London using dance and theatre to provoke social change.

  • Monday, March 12th, 2012

    Young People Seeking Safety Week

    Young People Seeking Safety Week 2012 is coming!  YPSS week is from 30th March to 5th April 2012 and is being celebrated through local events across the UK.    YPSS week aims to bring positive local attention to the issues of young asylum seekers; encourage conversation and action across the nation, provide a platform for young people to share their experiences and express their concerns; and act as a showcase for the talents, creativity and diversity of young people seeking safety and those that support them.

    YPSS is a network of young people, groups and individuals who support young people seeking safety in our local communities.   Many young people seeking safety experience distressing circumstances before and also after arriving in this country.  YPSS provides a formal platform for local and national groups across the UK to communicate, meet and work towards ensuring the care and human rights of young asylum seekers in the UK.

    YPSS’ first awareness week in 2011 was a resounding success. Across the UK, young people contributed art, photography, film, music and dance to express their experiences of seeking asylum and living in the UK.

    Lots of exciting events are already lined up for this year’s YPSS week including live music, panel discussions, exhibitions, and arts collaborations.   YPSS week is taking place near you!

    For more information about YPSS contact or

  • Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

    Dance Digital Catalyst – Crowd Funder Scheme

    KSDT have been awarded the Catalyst Crowd Funder Scheme to create We 2 the dance film before March 2012 – more news to follow

    Kieran Sheehan – Associate Artist of Dance Digital

  • Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

    The Cope Project

    KSDT are excited to be announcing their partnership project with The Butterfly Foundation exploring issues raised in Cope – the 2009 production created with Time Wont Wait. The piece will be a cross art from dance theatre project integrating Butterflies and KSDT dancers perfomed in March 2012 in Bournemouth.


  • Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

    Young Afghan Men…

    KSDT will be collaborating with a group of young Afghan Men to develop a new project exploring the rights of afghan male unaccompanied minors living in London. The project has commenced, more news to follow……… see the current starting points on our ideas page