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Festival of South African Dance

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$30 - $68
Group of dancers in Gumboot shoes.

From the diamond mines and townships of Johannesburg come two spirited dance troupes whose art forms speak volumes about black South African culture. Gumboot dancing—performed in rubber Wellington boots—was developed by black miners to accompany work songs and serve as a form of communication when talking and drumming were prohibited. Pantsula, an energetic urban street dance with precise, technical footwork, originated in the black townships during Apartheid. Both dances are grounded in social movements and have evolved over decades, along with the country’s shifting political climate. Sun, Nov 12, 7pm, $30-68.

Photo by Cal Performances.

Venue

Zellerbach Hall
101 Zellerbach Hall #4800
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Cal Performances
Phone:
510-642-9988
Email:
tickets@calperformances.org
Website:
http://calperfs.berkeley.edu/

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