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PERFORMING ARTS AND CULTURAL DANCE

Help in different aspects of the cultural production of this choreographic group specialized in the traditional manifestations of Ecuador and the Andean Region.

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The project

Created in 1992, this non profit organization is a choreographic group that interprets traditional manifestations of Ecuador and the Andes. Their work reflects an etno-contemporary content and pre-Hispanic interpretation. They develop cultural and social projects that include training, production and creation of performing arts.

This organization believes that art can grow responsibly from the assessment, development and dissemination of their cultural traditions. They offer a friendly environment, and the integration into their internal activities such as classes, rehearsals,  workshops, ceremonies and ancestral cultural production.

 

 

 

Dates/Length

Project available year-round. 2 weeks minimum.

Costs

2 weeks – $1360
1 month – $1830
2 months – $2770
3 months – $3710
Each extra week  – $235

Location details

Accomodation in Quito is with a local host family and it includes 2 meals per day: breakfast and dinner

Requirements

Spanish level: Basic user A2. Must be 18 and over, with valid passport and health insurance

Itinerary Sample

Mondays to Fridays

10:00 to 15:00 cultural production, assisting in de office, development in projects.
15:30 to 19:30 traditional dance

Thursdays to Saturdays

Volunteers may be part of the traditional shows in traditional neighborhoods at 21:30.

Role of the volunteer

They require a person to help in the cultural production, assisting in the office, developing and monitoring projects as well as cultural management and attention to the public (foreign and local).

Day in the life:  The volunteer can help in the mornings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or if they want to get involved with traditional dance, they can work from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. They can also participate in permanent presentations held in a traditional neighborhood in Quito.

Skills required

No special experience is required. However, the number one qualification is the willingness to learn and help, be open, flexible, patient, caring passionate, creative and come with a spirit of collaboration and solidarity.

What’s Included?

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Accomodation

Available during the length of the project (Either at the project or local homestay families with 2 meals included)

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Transfer from Quito to project

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Cellphone

Local cell phone is included with a refundable deposit of $50

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Aiport pick-up/ drop-off

Ecua Explora staff ready to transport you

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Support 24 hours

On the ground Ecua Explora staff available

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First weekend accomodation

In a hostal in Quito with breakfast

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Orientation

(includes city tour and lunch)

Not Included

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Meals not specified

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Transportation to/from the homestay to the project each day

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Optional extras

Add $70 for day excursion upon arrival.
Add $50 per week for 6h Spanish classes if in Quito.

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