Juxtapower South African Dance & Song
Dance & Song that celebrates the rich history of South Africa
Based in New York City, JUXTAPOWER is a production company of Dance & Song that celebrates the rich history of South Africa, and the coming of age of Africa as a continent that has birthed life. JUXTAPOWER presents a new production of GOT ZULU! GOT ZULU!…is a celebration of the South African story that seeks…
Based in New York City, JUXTAPOWER is a production company of Dance & Song that celebrates the rich history of South Africa, and the coming of age of Africa as a continent that has birthed life. JUXTAPOWER presents a new production of GOT ZULU!
GOT ZULU!…is a celebration of the South African story that seeks to place South Africa in the world context of the present day. The show constantly juxtaposes the different performing arts found in the Western World with those from Africa, and stylishly bridges the gap that exists through showcasing how both are intrinsically intertwined.
GOT ZULU!… first traces through the Johannesburg gold mines where the economic importance of mining to South Africa is explored through the powerful GUMBOOT DANCE and Song. The power of rhythm is further explored with the ensuing TAP/GUMBOOTS COLLABORATION, TAP SOLO & TAP/MOTSWAKO (Batswana traditional singing) COLLABO. The production then traces to TOWNSHIP EXPRESS, which celebrates the lively spirit of the Townships which here forth includes classic SOUTH AFRICAN CHORAL SINGING, RAP, BEAT-BOX, B-BOYING, PANTSULA DANCE. Featured are also sketches that bring the everyday debates about South African political life and history by a wonderfully talented cast that takes the audience on a journey to the central core of Story Telling. With more beautiful singing and thunderous drumming, as ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE once remarked, Got Zulu!… takes the audience to the heartland of the culture with the Zulu dance finale that leaves the audience exhausted. An outstanding cast of 7/12 performers, including both South African and American nationals, performs the production.
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
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SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
An Evening With Juxtapower South African Dance & Song
Symposium on South African Dance & Music
1 HOUR OR LESS