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until the 2018 Commonwealth Games commence.
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April 4 to 15 2018
Soweto Skeleton Movers
  • Sun 8 Apr 2018
  • Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach, Gold Coast
  • Festival 2018
  • Free
Dance Workshops

Soweto Skeleton Movers Workshop

In Soweto in the 1950's, commuters developed a dance style known as isparapara inspired by their jumping on and off of moving trains. 

This was mixed with tap dance and later became known as Pantsula. More than a dance, Pantsula is a lifestyle. Influences can be seen in jazz, breaking, popping, house and bone breaking. 

The first half will focus on footwork and body movement and the second half will focus on the spoti (similar to the bucket hat) and a range of tricks and movements using the hat. 

A rare opportunity to learn Pantsula from some of South Africa’s leading practitioners in their first ever Australian workshop.

All ages and abilities are welcome. Entry is free and no bookings are required.

About the creators: 
The Soweto Skeleton Movers are four dancers - Jabulani, Junior, Molefi and Topollo - who hail from Soweto, South Africa. 

Sun 8 Apr 2018
Sun 8 Apr, 02:30pm - 03:30pm
Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach, Gold Coast

-28.028072, 153.4343613

Old Burleigh Road
Broadbeach QLD 4218

Accessibility information

Wheelchair accessible.

Please refer to the detailed event information on the left for event-specific details on performances for The Whale’s Tale, The Lost Lending Library, Welcome to Sameville, Emil and the Detectives and The Listies Go For Bronze with Auslan translation.


Owen Ling, Photographer

Presenting partner of Broadbeach