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Dance Umbrella / Gregory Maqoma & Via Katlehong: Via Kanana at Shoreditch Town Hall

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Time 19:30
Date 10/10/18
Price £18

Pulsating with rhythmic energy and groove Via Kanana stands as an expression of light and hope, defying the adversity and fear caused by corruption in a post-apartheid era.

Dates and Times: Wed 10 & Thu 11 Oct, 19:30.

Curated by Dance Umbrella guest programmer, Freddie Opoku-Addaie, and choreographed by South African dance legend Gregory Maqoma, the dynamic artists of Via Katlehong brings the whistling, tapping, clapping rebellion of the quick-stepping Pantsula movement to the stage. As ambassadors of the culture, a way of life for township inhabitants, they articulate the angst, joy and boundless potential of their streets.

Enriched by video and a luminous choral score, Via Kanana speaks of a promised land not yet delivered, and humanity against the odds.

Why not come along to the post-show each night, as the party continues with DJ Rabiah.

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Dance Umbrella / Gregory Maqoma & Via Katlehong: Via Kanana at Shoreditch Town Hall at 19:30 on Wednesday 10 October. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: The highly energetic Pantsula dance began as a response to the forced removals implemented by the Apartheid government, shortly after its ascent to power. The question is... In which years did the Pantsula dance emerge?
A: .1) 1950s and 1960s .2) 1960s and 1970s .3) 1970s and 1980s .4) 1980s and 1990s