“WHY DO WE DANCE”
Umdanso has been around long before there used to describe it. Dance is a form of communication. We move our bodies rhythmically to the music. This natural form of expression allows us to celebrate life. Dance unites people and cultures. It’s a form of personal expression leading to social connection. And for sure feels good.
“We dance to survive, we dance to meditate, we dance for uk’bacwalisela and we dance to uk’bakhotha” – Legs on the beat.
Most people can dance, regardless of age or ability. Maybe it’s the vosho, the Uncle Vinny dance, the Zekethe, the shikisha dance, bopping to the beat or a step or two at a family wedding. Whatever the style or situation, dancing can be fun and a great way to socialise.
Through Umdanso, our common humanity leads us to appreciate and explore the different inflections of this impulse.
“Dancing is a reflection of who I am, it’s a pillar, it’s me healing people through what I do – bringing entertainment. I dance for joy, happiness and peace, that’s why I dance ARCHUUMAAN” – Gento Bareto
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Style and Dance is our Culture! Habashwe!
By Charles Shabangu