featuring The Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Companies
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Two renowned troupes present traditional South African dance. Gumboots – Stimela The Musical -- tells a tale of rural African men in search of greener pastures in Johannesburg. Using precise footwork, Pantsula turns the hectic streets of Johannesburg into a stage to create performances that speak to the complicated issues of South Africa.
Presenting two distinct South African dance traditions born from the perseverance of the human spirit. The two deeply rhythmic ensembles, Real Actions Pantsula, and Stimela “The Gumboot” Musical uplift, unite and tell a story as they entertain and follow in their historical tradition of spreading awareness of socioeconomic and political challenges. These communicative dances have become important parts of restoring, revitalizing and preserving South African Culture.
Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey.