Festival of South African Dance

October 5, 2017 7:30 PM
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
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ADULT: $42.00 / $38.00 / $34.00
STUDENT: $22.00 / $20.00 / $18.00
CHILD: $22.00 / $20.00 / $18.00
SENIOR: $38.00 / $34.00 / $30.00
ADA: $42.00 / $38.00 / $34.00

ADULT / STUDENT / CHILD / SENIOR / ADA Public Onsale: August 1, 2017 10:00 AM to October 5, 2017 5:30 PM
Featuring twenty dancers accompanied by live musicians, the Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Companies share the Carpenter Theatre stage for an evening of exhilarating urban street dance that convey stories of hard work, human struggles, and a longing for a better life. Gumboots dancers, clad in Wellington boots, perform a dance style created by South African miners who used foot stomping as a means of communication when talking was prohibited during Apartheid. Established in 1992 by Sello Reuben Modiga, Pantsula dancers use hip-hop and breakdancing against a backdrop of house music to express social issues.

Join the Modlin Center for the Arts for Modlin Arts After Words, a post-show question-and-answer session following each performance in the dance series.

Artistic Viewpoint Join directors of The Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Companies for a pre-performance discussion at 6:30pm in lieu of Modlin Arts After Words.