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African dance: A 100% traditional dance from the ancestral tribes to today's shows
Dance in Africa is a means of historical expression, used for all of the important events in the life of a man or a woman, whether religious, such as a marriage, or belonging to daily life such as the finalisation of a house. African dance has numerous specificities linked to countries, ethnicity, tribe, or even to the history of the dancer.
There is one form of very slight modernization of African dance with the independence of African countries, but the dances are still very close to tradition.
A multitude of African dances focused on tempo
Unlike other dances, African dances are much less codified. It is much less important to understand the rules of the choreography than to follow the tempo of the music. The percussion gives the tempo, mainly the djembe. It is also quite a physical dance that is practiced collectively. In the case of African dance, it’s more appropriate to say that it’s more a gesture inspired by animals like the funky movement Chicken. Often, the dancer is positioned with bent legs and the body forward. Therefore he mainly moves with the hips. African dance is widespread in France and in the world, and it is fairly easy to find lessons everywhere.
African dance: Which costume?
It is difficult to define a typical traditional costume for African dance because each dance has its own characteristics. You can take the case of Gomboot, a dance initiated by the South African miners who communicated by stomping their boots. Currently, the dancers of this dance have kept these rubber boots.
During performances of African dance, the dancers wear fabrics, pants, t-shirts, skirts, dresses, pretty large, in which they are comfortable in their movements, and illustrating African patterns to recall the trip to their viewers. You can find all of the second-hand African dancing outfits on B’danceWorld.com.