Delve into the history of Gumboot dance with Lesole’s Dance Project in Strictly Gumboots.
The performance will feature the moves and percussive sounds of Gumboot (Isicathulo), a kind of "instant message" of dance performed by dancers wearing wellington boots.
Gumboot is rooted back in the dark gold mine tunnels of South Africa. Initially a codified tap used by black miners deprived of conversation, gumboot dancing today is one of the most expressive South African dance genres.
General Admission $25
Students & Seniors $17
Lesole's Dance Project is a traditional and modern dance company founded in 2003 by native South African Lesole Maine. The company has performed to acclaim throughout the U.S. and locally at the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, Smithsonian and area schools. Workshops and residencies available.