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Watch dancer’s emotional speech about not being recognised in South Africa

by: Live Staff - 22 May 2017

Watch dancer’s emotional speech about not being recognised in South Africa

Cape Town-based dancer Mamela Nyamza recently spoke at the Live Event Technical & Production Conference, which took place between May 18 and 20 in Johannesburg. She began by playing a clip of the silent protest she and three other dancers, Chuma Sopotela, Buhlebezwe Siwani and Zikhona Jacobs, held at the 52nd Fleur Du Cap Theatre...

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Our first Joburg Street Player dance video is one of the best so far

by: Live Staff - 18 May 2017

Our first Joburg Street Player dance video is one of the best so far

Our latest Street Player video was shot in Braamfontein in Jozi. Sisi Mbombo dances to the catchy tune “Gyotens Kalimba” (Sebastian Mullaert Intensification) by Anchorsong. RELATED: Street Player: Watch Darien dance to new track by Groove Armada Cassper Nyovest was right, Thuto is his best album so far 4 singers re-interpret South African hip-hop songs...

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Street Player: Watch Cape Town dancer Darien poppin’ to FYI Chris’s “Repeater”

by: Live Staff - 16 May 2017

Street Player: Watch Cape Town dancer Darien poppin’ to FYI Chris’s “Repeater”

Our latest Street Player video was shot in Cape Town. Underneath Table Mountain, on the Grand Parade, Darien Petersen dances to the new track “Repeater” by South London house music duo, FYI Chris, from their new album Snafubar. RELATED: Street Player: Watch Darien dance to new track by Groove Armada Cassper Nyovest was right, Thuto...

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Street Player: Watch Darien dance to new track by Groove Armada

by: Live Staff - 26 April 2017

Street Player: Watch Darien dance to new track by Groove Armada

Our latest Street Player video was shot near the Grand Parade food shops in Cape Town. Darien Petersen dances with the seagulls to Jamie Jones “Drip Drop” Remix of Groove Armanda’s Slarta Jon-featuring song.   RELATED: SA music duo Black Motion features on UK dance music curation series Street Player Watch the latest Street Player...

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Street Player: Watch dancer Simone move to DJ Shimza and Busiswa’s “Party Ka Shimza”

by: Live Staff - 4 April 2017

Street Player: Watch dancer Simone move to DJ Shimza and Busiswa’s “Party Ka Shimza”

Our latest Street Player video was shot next to the ocean in Cape Town’s Sea Point. Simone Momple dances to “Party Ka Shimza” by DJ Shimza and DJ Thakzin, featuring Busiswa. Street Player is a YouTube-based dance music curation platform that features exclusive original tracks accompanied by young people dancing in public spaces. The series...

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SA music duo Black Motion features on UK dance music curation series Street Player

by: Aziwe Rayi - 6 March 2017

SA music duo Black Motion features on UK dance music curation series Street Player

Introducing “Street Player”, a YouTube-based dance music curation platform that features exclusive original tracks accompanied by young people dancing in public spaces. The series is meant to not only put you onto the latest dance music but to also showcase some of the most talented dancers on the scene in places around South Africa that...

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History-making choreographer has been dancing since the age of seven

by: Tumelo Mabuza - 17 June 2016

History-making choreographer has been dancing since the age of seven

Choreographer, Oscar Buthelezi, has come a long way since he started dancing pantsula at the age of seven in his hometown of Vosloorus. At 25, Oscar recently went to Germany to compete against two other finalists chosen out of 70 choreographers from 26 countries. His dance piece, Road, won the Kurt Jooss prize in May, one...

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Young dance artists on the challenges of their industry and using the digital space to your advantage

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 24 March 2016

Young dance artists on the challenges of their industry and using the digital space to your advantage

It’s Friday night and Braamfontein is alive with energy the energy flowing from bars and clubs that are filled with young people ready to drink and dance away the stresses of the week. But on Juta Street, four floors up from all the noise, a different, quieter vibe has taken shape in the form of...

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A change of routine

by: Morwesi Ndlovu - 12 May 2015

A change of routine

Dance institutions like Khabonina’s dance school, Somizi’s dance facility and DanceWeb studios are considered to be some of the best platforms to provide a path for dancers that want to be part of award events, which are considered as central attractions in SA. Award shows are known to have a large viewership and as a...

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Cape Town choreographer, Stoan, will dance for bread

by: Ayanda Charlie - 28 January 2015

Cape Town choreographer, Stoan, will dance for bread

Cape Town choreographer Mthuthuzeli “Stoan” Galela  (26) dances at the popular road intersection called “Cosy Corner” in Makhaya, Khayelitsha, every second and last Friday a month. This, he does to raise funds for struggling families in his community. His initiative, “Donate Bread to  a Neighbour in Need” encourages communities to exercise ubuntu by donating money...

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