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Performance: Festival of South African Dance

Event Details

October 17, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
$35, $30, $20; Five College Students and Youth 17 and Under: $10
Fine Arts Center Box Office
413-545-2511 | 1-800-999-UMAS

Two of South Africa’s national dance forms come together in a captivating program reflecting the vibrant diversity, complex history, and inventive creativity of the South African people. The Gumboots, clad in wellies, tell the story of migrant men in Stimela the Musical—a stirring and theatrical presentation using (gumboot) dance, which began as a form of resistance by black miners. Real Actions Pantsula is born of street culture in South Africa’s black townships, taking its inspiration from Sotho dances and American jazz and hip-hop.

Event Category

Dance Dance Performance