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
Old Burleigh Road
Broadbeach QLD 4218
- Accessibility information
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