Cindy Jänicke studied Theatre Science and Education in Berlin and works as a freelancing dramaturge, director, and producer. She has worked for different major cultural institutions in Germany, such as Deutsche Oper Unter den Linden in Berlin, the Festival „Theater of the World“, the theatre and opera house in Wuppertal, Bavarian States Theatre in Munich or the festival Bayerische Theatertage. For the international festival „Schöne Aussicht“ in Stuttgart she worked as a producer and was co-curating the 2018 edition. She headed the Department for Theatre and Education at the Arts University of Switzerland in Zurich. For the JES, Junges Ensemble Stuttgart, Cindy was the head of producing and of marketing and PR. She initiated and produced national and international projects and collaborations in Germany, Switzerland, Romania and countries in Subsahara (Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, she got patronage from UNESCO for one of her projects). Her projects and productions were invited to several festivals and her work was acknowledged with several awards.
Antonio Bukhar is a ugandan professional performing artist. In 2006, he played a big role in laying foundation for the Breakdance Project Uganda (BPU), a project with a mission to use breakdance and other elements of hip hop to promote positive social change and social responsibility amongst young people. He is a co-founder of “Tabu Flo Dance Crew” which still stands strong as a bar setting professional hip hop dance company. He also opened up his own dance sessions in Kampala, under the name of “Antonioz Dance Sessions”. In 2008, he happened to be the 1st winner ever of a national dance competition called “hotsteps”. Since August 2012 he runs his own project called “Arts 2 hearts project”, aimed at promoting cultural exchange and breakdown of stereo types in Africa and the rest of the world.
He co-founded “KUENDA productions” in 2014, with the idea to follow the vision of sustainable artistic transglobal collaboration. Antonio Bukhar has done a large amount of voluntary work (nationally and internationally) on grass root level developing relationships with young people and building their self-esteem and leadership skills through workshops and events. In 2017 he was holding the Pina Bausch Fellowship and travelled to New Zealand reisen, to work on his personal development as a dancer at the University of Auckland.
Plot Mhako, Zimbabwe Creative Social Entrepreneur, Arts Journalist | Broadcaster | Youth Culture Promoter from Zimbabwe. He is founder and director of Jibilika an arts organisation with 12 years promoting dance and working to empower the skills and voices of young people in Zimbabwe through innovative programming. Co-founder of Kuenda Productions, Zimhiphop Summit, ZimDancehall Summit, Earground, SKATE ZIMBABWE. A fellow with the Mandela Washington Fellowship (Young Africa Leadership Initiative) YALI 2015, International Society For Performing Arts (ISPA) 2016, International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) Hip Hop & Civic Engagement Fellow (2012)