African Dance Theatre
The African Dance Theatre show runs through the history of African music in just an hour. The skilled performers demonstrate everything from warrior dances in full ceremonial dress to gumboot dancers in overalls. Music ranges from the hypnotic rhythms of Kwela Jazz all the way to modern Pantsula Kwaato. The passionate, highly skilled dancers sweep their audience up into the atmosphere of their dances with boundless energy, perfect timing and innovative choreography.
Also on offer is an interactive music workshop and a drum circle showcasing traditional instruments and encouraging hands on experience. A good option for business visitors is the teambuilding workshop which sees professional dancers teaching groups different dance styles.
The History of African Dance
Africa is home to an ancient and diverse population, each with its own unique dance style and evolution. Main themes from some of the most popular dance styles such as Tribal, Gumboots, Jazz and Kwaaito bring together people from across the world in a love of expression through movement. Each dance style is a living memorial to the history of the people who invented it. The gumboots dance for example was developed by African miners as an alternative to drumming, which was restricted by the authorities.
Accommodation near the African Dance Theatre
Guests looking for a comfortable, conveniently located hotel in Cape Town
will find the Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore a short 10 minute walk from the African Dance Theatre. The nearby CTICC is also host to the annual Cape Town Jazz Festival
, making this the perfect hotel for music lovers.