A beautiful coffee table book, entitled Pieces of a Dream, tells the inspirational story of Dance for All and reflects what some of its students say dance has done for them.
The book features more than 70 images by top local and international photographers, which complement the text by award-winning writer Gillian Warren-Brown. Pieces of a Dream opens with the story of Hope Nongqongqo, a founder student who became DFA’s Outreach Manager. Her story is woven throughout the book and is symbolic of what DFA and dance have meant to thousands of other students, including some who have gone on to dance professionally in South Africa and abroad. The text is brought to life through interviews with students, past and present, as well as with CEO Philip Boyd, Company Director Marlene Carstens, other members of staff, long-time supporters and observers of DFA. In an engaging, anecdotal style, the challenges of running a non-profit organisation are juxtaposed with uplifting stories of hope, triumph and success. Proceeds from the sale of the book go towards supporting the ongoing work of Dance for All.