I Could Dance, Dance, Dance All Night Part 3

The African Cypher

The underworld culture of street dance in Soweto, South Africa, where dancers transcend their space and time with their bodies and minds. “The African Cypher is the birthplace of ritual celebration, council, story telling and dance … When he [Tom London] dances on the street corner with Mada [Sthembiso]; the kids, the tsotsi’s [gang member], the mamas, the unemployed and the hustlers all stop to watch him. I always wonder how it must feel to have that power residing right inside you. No props, no burning hoops — nothing. Whatever this dance thing is; it is beautiful — part circus/part soul. No matter the context or style. We all ultimately dance for an audience of one.”

Read interview with filmmaker Bryan Little.

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