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DIRECT FROM JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

FESTIVAL OF SOUTH AFRICAN DANCE

FEATURING

GUMBOOTS AND PANTSULA DANCE COMPANIES

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

With more than 20 dancers and musicians, two dance companies — and two visions of South Africa — share one stage for a fascinating glimpse into life under apartheid. At times joyous, at times reflective, the Gumboots Dance Company presents Stimela — The Musical, a unique tale of rural Africans who come by train in search of work in Johannesburg, where working the mines means better wages at the cost of a life away from family. Created by Thapelo Gordon Motloung, whose Spirit and Bones was described as a “masterpiece” and an “energetic, thought-provoking and amusing musical tale” (Sowetan Live). The other half of the program features the Pantsula Dance Company, celebrating a uniquely South African style of dance that grew up on the streets under the apartheid regime. There, young men practiced for hours a day and developed a vision of a better life through dance.

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Pricing

$18-$38; Premium $48
Students with ID & Children 12 and under $12

Event Length

2 hours; with 20 minute intermission
(Approximate)

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