Dunedin Fringe Festival

Stimela The Gumboot Musical: CANCELLED

musicals performance art theatre

Stimela The Gumboot Musical: CANCELLED

Venue St Paul's Cathedral
The Octagon, Dunedin
Times Thu 16 Mar 2017, 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Sat 18 Mar 2017, 8:30pm - 9:30pm
All Ages
Price $20.00 - $25.00

Gumboot dancing was born out of the oppressive gold mines of South Africa. Forbidden to speak and in almost complete darkness, slave labourers developed their own language by slapping their gumboots and rattling their ankle chains. In time it has developed into a truly unique dance form. Unrivaled in its energy and physicality, it celebrates the body as a musical instrument whilst highlighting South Africa's rich and complex culture. It is a celebration of song and dance, an international phenomenon that has swept across the globe like a tidal wave of soaring voices and stomping feet.

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