(10.20) Featuring the Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Companies. South Africa is home to a rich mix of cultural traditions that reflect the diversity, complex history, and inventive creativity of its nearly 56 million citizens. Two of its national dance forms come together Friday night at Rhode Island College.
Direct from South Africa, this ensemble of 20 dancers and musicians present a unique South African story. The Gumboots’ performance is a tale of rural African men who find a way to survive in the goldmines of Johannesburg. The Pantsula dancers showcase South Africa’s vibrant contemporary culture through their revolutionary street dance.
General admission $35, 7:30pm, Friday, October 20, Roberts Hall, RIC, 600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, 401.456.8144, (directions)