Robyn Orlin/Moving into Dance Mophatong (South Africa) Beauty remained for just a moment then returned gently to her starting position?

Opened 18 Oct 2013
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Celebrate the beauty of 21st century Africa with this raucous and entertaining spectacle featuring dance, text, film and props, presented by the Barbican, Dance Umbrella and East London Dance in partnership with Stratford Circus. This hilarious show encapsulates African culture's inventiveness: the eye-popping costumes, made from recycled materials such as laundry bags and sweet wrappers are inspired by the customs of the Surma and Mursi tribes who adorn themselves with body paints, plants and animals. Expect some haggling, gargling, chanting, an attempt to skype with a divinity and many more beautiful and witty surprises.

A special weekend of events will accompany these performances as part of Dance Umbrella 2013. Age guidance: 14+

Part of Dance Umbrella