Amapantsula to rock Artscape Arena

2018-06-12 06:01
Pantsula groups will clash at Artscape on Youth Day.

Pantsula groups will clash at Artscape on Youth Day.

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The much-anticipated, fun-filled Ayatshis’amateki Mapantsula Competition is set to once again rock the Artscape Theatre.

Various isipantsula youth groups will find their pride in the competition.

In this competition, elegance and originality of dress is combined with strictly encoded and virtuoso dance movements.

Isipantsula is a prominent popular subculture, which emerged in the 1970s and incorporates language, dress code, music and dance.

The dance competition forms part of the Artscape Youth Month festivities.

The competition is aimed at providing a platform to showcase talent in the isipantsula dance genre.

This year’s competition is scheduled for Saturday 16 June and will witness the first show of 16 groups of finalists – aged between seven and 25 – taking to the stage for the semi-finals at 14:00.

They will be competing for six available spots in the final round, scheduled for 17:00 in the Artscape Arena.

The adjudicators, Nkosinathi Mngomezulu, Philiswa Xhaga, Duncan Maphanga and Stone Move Galela, will select groups from across the Western Cape, based on the display of entertainment value, creativity, style interpretation, teamwork, dance techniques (only isipantsula moves), energy, stage presence and timeous execution.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places and the prize winners will be announced after the audition process.

V Tickets cost R45 per person and are available at Computicket or Artscape dial-a-seat on 021 421 7695.

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