Ondiege Matthew

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AboutOndiege Matthew

ONDIEGE is a dancer, choreographer and also the founder of DANCE INTO SPACE, a

group of contemporary dancers, socially engaged performance artists, and the only

mixed ability contemporary dance company in East Africa. Through an exploration of

personal stories and employing participatory methods, the company under Ondiege,

creates touring productions, teaches dance, empowers people with different abilities,

raise awareness on human rights issues and strengthens self-advocacy. DANCE INTO

SPACE works with other civil society members, creatives and government agencies,

carries out civic education, constitutional education and human rights awareness among

citizens in Kenya through the creative arts. As a leading contemporary dance

choreographer as well as an activist, Ondiege has been using the mixed ability dance

projects as a creative approach to inclusiveness since 2005. The projects address

stigma while tackling punitive cultural practices that promote discrimination and basic

human rights violations among people with disability. He continues to produce new and

original works with his team.