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Sowhereto Africa (Njobo Productions – FKA After Freedom Productions / African Connections CIC)

By | Published on Friday 24 August 2018

I wasn’t sure I’d be well-placed to review a show like ‘Sowhereto Africa’, as I had next to no experience of these dancing and music styles. But I think that’s exactly the point of the show; it brings something to the UK that you don’t see a lot of here. And you can’t deny the sheer energy and power of this performance – I was drawn in by the dancing, especially the gumboot, and these performers have RHYTHM. My only criticism is that the show never quite decided whether it had a storyline or not. Now I find myself looking at Youtube videos of Sbujwa and Pantsula freestyle dancing, so maybe this will become my thing after all.

Dance Base, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Ela Portnoy]