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Urban Dance Southern Africa

Mtshongolo : The Shangaan of Kagiso




A five-part urban dance series filmed in Zimbabwe and South Africa in 1996.

Vidéo, 70', 1996, Production: ACA LTFA Distribution: Label K

Festivals: VidéoDanse, Pompidou Centre, 1996, 2009, VidéoDanse - CNDC Angers


Mtshongolo* : The Shangaan of Kagiso

In Kagiso, a township west of Johannesburg, the Krugersdorp Stars, TK Swinyeleteni, partake in competitions every Sunday. The Shangaan rites of passage from birth to the age of adulthood are re-enacted over and again.

A Kagiso, un township à l'ouest de Johannesburg, les Krugersdorp Stars, TK Swinyeleteni, participent tous les dimanches à des concours. Des rites de passage Shangaan de la naissance à l'âge adulte y sont reconstitués.

* Heat tolerance screening for miners: mtshongolo in fanakalo

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