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South Africa’s youth shine at Children’s Monologues charity benefit

The Children's Monologues is a spoken-word performance piece of soliloquies and testimonies of South African children about their country, performed by some of the...

Young South African dancer shares his road to success

17 June 2016 A hip hop dance choreographer from Port Elizabeth says his mother encouraging him to start his own crew helped him overcome his...

Watch: South African firefighters’ song and dance in Canada goes viral

As a team of 300 firefighters from South Africa's Working on Fire programme landed in Canada to join efforts to battle a massive wildfire raging in the country's Alberta province, they broke into a traditional song and dance routine in the airport arrivals hall. The video of their performance has inspired Canadians - and gone viral across the world.

Swan Lake: the South African adaptation

After wowing South African audiences in 2010, Dada Masilo's Swan Lake is enthralling the rest of the world. Combining traditional ballet with African dance, the performance has been described as fresh, upbeat, innovative, and diverse. It sensitively deals with issues such as homophobia and apartheid's legacy.

Happy Feet offers a way out of despair

Happy-Feet---thumbFaced with few options other than hopelessness and substance abuse, Happy Feet offers the youth of Langa, in Cape Town, an alternative. The dance programme brings joy and hope to the participants' lives.

Another video for Indigenous Dance Academy

jarrel---thumbBritish rapper Little Simz wanted dancers in the video for her song Gratitude, so she called on Tembisa's Indigenous Dance Academy. In turn, dancer Jarrel Mathebula brought along skater Rayne Moses for the ride.

South Africa’s riel dancers bring back gold

riel_Die_Nuwe_Graskoue_Trappers_facebook_thumbnail South Africa will this week welcome back a group of young dancers who took part in an international competition in the US for the first time – and are bringing home three gold medals plus a silver medal.


Song, dance marks Africa Day

South Africans must remember and understand that they are African, says African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. "We are one continent, one people and one destiny," she told people at official Africa Day celebrations in Pretoria.
Zimbabwean dance group blooms bold at Arts Festival

Zimbabwean dance group blooms bold at Arts Festival

Saying a resolute ‪#‎NoToXenophobia‬ by their very presence at this year’s National Arts Festival, which runs from 2 to 12 July in Grahamstown, Harare-based dance company Tumbuka will stage a production that grapples with the Zimbabwean psyche through a vigorous vocabulary of contemporary dance.

Dance and fashion make a perfect pair

The designer meets the choreographer, and together they make happy music. Black Coffee's Jacques van der Watt and Vuyani's Gregory Maqoma have worked together for more than a decade, culminating in a performance of purity and distortion, a surreal journey from outer space to the landscapes of Earth.

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