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 […]
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Dancer Dada Masilo from the Zeadim Dance School does her own version of Swan Lake, called Umfula Wa Ma Dada, combining ballet with traditional African dance styles and bending gender roles.
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Pierre Bennu’s (Exit the Apple) “Sun Moon Child” video highlights the connections between various black dance styles throughout history. Soda Jerk created a video, Tap Hop, which compares jazz tap dance and hip-hop breakdance. African dance has been a major influence not only throughout the African Diapora, but also throughout popular culture in general. The […]
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