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Destino Dance Company

In the early 2000s, IPAT supported a community dance company based in Ethiopia named Adugna.

Through IPAT’s grants, sixteen young dancers were able to practice and perform their art, while being able to support their families.

This enabled Adugna to establish itself and demonstrate what could be achieved by the arts in terms of community and social work.

The group wanted to show the power of dance to transform and empower.

Today, two of the leading dancers have launched their own company to continue Adugna’s work and vision:
the Destino Dance Company.