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 Post subject: Rishile Gumboot Dancers
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2001 9:12 am 
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Image <P>William Littler from the Toronto Star, 03/07/01:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Boots shine with artistry</B><P>The mud has definitely been cleaned off the Wellingtons to be seen at the Pantages Theatre this week and next (performances continue through March 18), thanks to some disciplined choreography by the Rishile Gumboot Dancers of Soweto and the production's director, Zenzi Mbuli, and some equally disciplined music making by the dancers, singers and accompanying percussionists.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><a href="http://www.thestar.com/cgi-bin/gx.cgi/AppLogic+FTContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=983939462351&call_page=TS_Entertainment,Life&call_pageid=96 8867495754&call_pagepath=Entertainment,Life/News&col=969483191630" target="blank"><B>more...</B></a><P><a href="http://jinx.sistm.unsw.edu.au/~greenlft/1998/343/343p22.htm" target="blank"><B>Behind the `gumboot dance'</B></a> - Larrikin Festival review by Norm Dixon <BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Rishile Gumboot Dancers
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2001 10:47 am 
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Here are links to two other threads on Gumboots:<P><BR><A HREF=../../../ubb/Forum6/HTML/000109.html><B>GUMBOOTS FROM SOWETO</B></A><P><A HREF=../../../ubb/Forum6/HTML/000082.html><B>GUMBOOTS IN MONTREAL</B></A><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Rishile Gumboot Dancers
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2001 9:03 am 
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Thanks for tracking down those links Basheva.<P>Robert Cushman from the National Post, 03/08/01:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>A dance revue with genuine roots and sole</B><P>The physical vocabulary is initially compelling, but it's the grammar that keeps us interested. The basic repertoire of foot stomping and leg slapping is extremely limited, but the rhythms that combine them are varied and sometimes exhilarating. (The director, Zenzi Mbuli, is both a choreographer and, though not in this show, a drummer.) The high-point, both visually and musically, is a train sequence whose prolonged percussive energy drives the audience happily crazy and sets them up for the restrained lamentation of the final section. This locomotive number is nearly as exciting as the best parts of Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk -- not quite, because the performers don't make the same individual connection with the audience.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><a href="http://www.nationalpost.com/artslife/arts/story.html?f=/stories/20010308/494866.html" target="blank"><B>more...</B></a>


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 Post subject: Re: Rishile Gumboot Dancers
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Kate Taylor from the Globe & Mail, 03/08/01:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>These boots are made for tappin'</B><P>The choreography, created by the Rishile Gumboot Dancers and the show's director, Zenzi Mbuli, also lacks variety; when it comes to gumboots, there are only so many moves you can make: tapping your gumboot toe, slapping your gumboot calf or kicking your big feet up in the air.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Netscape Users: Search <B>Rishile Gumboot</B> on the <A HREF="http://www.globeandmail.com" TARGET=_blank>Globe & Mail's</A> 7 Day Search<BR>IE Users: Use this direct <a href="http://archives.theglobeandmail.com/s97is.vts?action=View&VdkVgwKey=%2Fusr%2Flocal%2Frealtime%2Fsearch%2Fhtml%2F20010308%2FRVGUMM%2Ehtml&DocOffset=1&DocsFound=1&QueryZip=rish ile+gumboot&Collection=TGAM&SortField=sortdate&ViewTemplate=GAMDocView%2Ehts&SearchUrl=http%3A%2F%2Farchives%2Etheglobeandmail%2Ecom%2Fs97is%2Evts%3FQueryZip%3Drishile%2Bgumboot%26 ResultTemplate%3DGAMResults%252Ehts%26QueryText%3Drishile%2Bgumboot%26Collection%3DTGAM%26SortField%3Dsortdate%26ViewTemplate%3DGAMDocView%252Ehts%26ResultStart%3D1%26ResultCount%3 D10&" target="blank"><B>link</B></a><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Rishile Gumboot Dancers
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2001 9:26 am 
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John Coulbourn from the Toronto Sun, 03/08/01:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>These gumboots are sure made for stomping</B><P>What sets Gumboots apart -- and in some ways, above -- other similar shows is the often haunting music that rides the pulse of that created beat.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><a href="http://www.canoe.ca/TorontoShowbiz/ts.ts-03-08-0070.html" target="blank"><B>more...</B></a><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Rishile Gumboot Dancers
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2001 8:43 am 
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From Detroit:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>'Gumboots' dance troupe thunders with thrills, grace</B><P>Barbara Hoover, Detroit News<P> DETROIT -- From South Africa's Soweto to stages worldwide, the stunning dancers of Gumboots handle their newfound stardom with charm and easy grace.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://detnews.com/2001/entertainment/0103/29/c05-205291.htm" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Rishile Gumboot Dancers
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2001 5:20 am 
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KAMAL AL-SOLAYLEE - Globe & Mail, 10.27.01:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Rhythm and boots</B><BR>There's more to Soweto's Gumboots than washboard stomachs and wellies<P>Gumboots deliberately sells an image of the black "body beautiful" in a fashion not seen since Josephine Baker danced her way through 1920s Paris or, to make a more gender-appropriate reference, Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs of black models in the 1970s. By the time the dancers - naked from the waist up, washboard stomachs and very, very masculine - actually tease their (mainly female) audience with an Africanized version of Right Said Fred's anthem to sex and narcissism I'm Too Sexy, the point has been made redundantly clear: Sex sells. More sex sells even more, naturally. History is but a handy background.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>To read more search <B>KAMAL AL-SOLAYLEE</B> on the <A HREF="http://www.globeandmail.com" TARGET=_blank>Globe & Mail's</A> 7 Day Search


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