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Mon 10 Apr 2017, 8:00pm–10:00pm preview night
Tue 11 Apr 2017, 8:00pm–10:00pm
Wed 12 Apr 2017, 8:00pm–10:00pm
Thu 13 Apr 2017, 8:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Schonell Cinema & Live Theatre, Union Road, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $35.00
  • Concession Admission: $30.00
  • Family Admission: $100.00
  • EARLY BIRD: $35.00
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It is a celebration of song and dance, an international phenomenon that has swept across the globe like a tidal wave of soaring voices and stomping feet. Gumboot dancing was born out of the oppressive gold mines of South Africa. Forbidden to speak and in almost complete darkness, the slave laborers developed their own language by slapping their gumboots and rattling their ankle chains. In the time it has developed into a truly unique dance form. Unrivaled in its energy and physicality, it celebrates the body as a musical instrument while highlighting South Africa's rich and complex culture.