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Urban Dance Southern Africa

First Steps: The Children of Renco Mine

Dorothy Masuka with the School Chidlren at Renco Mine

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

Vidéo, 70', 1996, Production: ACA LTFA

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

First Steps: The Children of Renco Mine

At the school of the Rio Tinto Gold Mine near Masvingo in Zimbabwe, children are taught dance as part of their school curriculum. Their bodies are totally engaged with the boys playing percussion whilst the girls take their first dance steps.

A l'école de la mine d'or de Rio Tinto, près de Masvingo au Zimbabwe, les enfants apprennent la danse dans le cadre de leur cursus scolaire. Leur corps sont totalement engagés, avec les garçons jouant la percussion pendant que les filles prennent leurs premiers pas de danse.

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