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FringeArts – Kangaroo Zulu Dancers

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Virtual Event
$10.00
The Zulu tribe represents the largest population of the ethnic groups in South Africa who are roughly 10 million people in population. They are known for their strongest  fighting spirit which has fashioned renown warriors in history including the likes of Shaka Zulu who played a prominent role in the Zulu wars. The history of South Africa would not be complete without mentioning of the Zulu tribe.
The Zulu dance is a sign of happiness. It is done on Zulu weddings, crowning of kings, when a child is born, when a war is won and testing of virgins.
The men have their way of singing and dancing, called Indlamu. They lift up one leg in the air, bringing it down together with the hands following the other leg then doing it over and over changing the legs, and while doing that they lift one leg in the air and fall down with their backs.
This traditional dance is most often associated with the Zulu culture. It is performed with drums and full traditional attire and is derived from the war dances of the warriors.
This war dance is untouched by Western influence probably because it is regarded as a touchstone of Zulu identity. Full regimental attire, precise timing and uncompromised posture are required. It is danced by men of any age wearing headrings, ceremonial belts, ankle rattles, shields and weapons like knobkerries and spears. While indlamu uses similar steps as women do for ingoma, it has a much more calculated, less frantic feel, showing off muscular strength and control of the weapons with mock stabs at imaginary enemies. Dancers are more likely to make eye contact with the audience. Various drums and whistles accompany the dance.
You cannot afford to miss this.

Each day of the festival, there will be one of 5 different performance.

  • Indlamu- This performance includes the traditional Shaka Zulu war dance that demonstrates the mighty fighting.
  • Umzantsi- The word means South Africa in the Zulu language. This performance incorporates a quirky narrative of everyday  village life.
  • Ingoma- The translation is “song or anthem “. This dance incorporate traditional Zulu Anthem and celebratory choreography that has been passed down from generation to generation.
  • Simunye- This means “we are one “. The performance includes distinctive South African dance genres that originated during the tough times of apartheid.  These dances are believed to have brought resilience during the times of the hardship and pain.
  • Shiyaman- This is a traditional Zulu Dance performed to the beat of drums, we have incorporated gymnastic moves, adding a modern twist.

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Date:
September 18
Time:
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
$10.00
Event Categories:
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Information & Tickets:
https://fringearts.com/event/kangaroo-zulu-dancers/

Venue

ONLINE ONLY
Broadcast Virtually from
Philadelphia, PA United States

Organizer

FringeArts
Phone:
2154131318
Email:
patronservices@fringearts.com
Website:
https://fringearts.com

Other

Content
Child and Family Friendly
Discounts & Payment
Accept All Major Credit Cards
EVENT TYPE
ONLINE ONLY