Direct from Johannesburg, South Africa, Festival of South African Dance featuring Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Companies

October 05, 2017, 7:30 PM
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center (600 E. Grace St.)

Featuring twenty dancers accompanied by live musicians, the Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Companies share the Carpenter Theatre stage for an evening of exhilarating urban street dance that convey stories of hard work, human struggles, and a longing for a better life. Gumboots dancers, clad in Wellington boots, perform a dance style created by South African miners who used foot stomping as a means of communication when talking was prohibited during Apartheid. Established in 1992 by Sello Reuben Modiga, Pantsula dancers use hip-hop and breakdancing against a backdrop of house music to express social issues. 

Join directors of The Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Companies at 6:30pm for a pre-performance discussion.

Regular adult, senior, non-Universtiy of Richmond student, and child tickets can be purchased through Etix at or by calling (800) 514-ETIX (3849). 

Modlin Subscribers and UR students, faculty, and staff can purchase tickets throught through the Modlin Center box office.

Modlin Center Subscriber (Purchase 4+ Performances): $34 / $31 / $28
Adult: $42 / $38 / $34 UR Student: FREE
Senior (62+): $38 / $34 / $30 UR Employee: $36 / $33 / $29
Child (0-12): $22 / $20 / $18 Group (20+): $38 / $34 / $30
Modlin Center Subscriber (Purchase 4+ Performances): $34 / $31 / $ 28

This performance will take place at Dominion Arts Center’s Carpenter Theatre. Ticket prices for this event include a $2 per ticket restoration fee.