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Creating a carnival: Building jaw-dropping floats for the Cape Town spectacle

Tour the workshop where the Cape Town Carnival team is busy building ornate floats and larger-than-life creations for the 12 March 2016 event. Advertisements

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Dancing Through Gunshots in Brazil’s Favelas — REDEFINE TWENTY

The first installation for Redefine Twenty’s Docuseries is “Dancing through Gunshots in Brazil’s Favelas”. The documentary is from @vice and is about young girls trying to learn ballet in Brazil’s favelas, however their classes are usually disrupted by gang violence. … Continue reading

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The Rhythm, The City, 7pm

Over the next few weeks we will be learning new rhythms and revisiting our current numbers in detail, for the sake of new people who may wish to join us. Details of how to find us on this page…

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Chasing Away Evil Spirits in Bulgaria

Each year, people across Bulgaria gather in Blagoevgrad to partake in the annual Kukeri Festival. Draped in elaborate costumes made from long goat hair, participants dance away the evil through a procession involving the ringing of bells. Dancers wear carved … Continue reading

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Things you should know about…Samba Dancing

It is widely thought that the Samba dance originated in Bahia, where enslaved Africans would gather after long days of labour to perform their religious rituals of Candomblé, Capoeira and Samba dancing in a circle (Samba de Roda). With the … Continue reading

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How the jump rope got its rhythm | Small Thing Big Idea, a TED series

“Down down, baby, down down the roller coaster…” Hip-hop owes a lot of the queens of double dutch. Ethnomusicologist Kyra Gaunt takes us on a tour of the fascinating history of the jump rope.

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A Specially Adapted Underwater Wheelchair Brings Artist Sue Austin Beneath the Earth’s Surface

British artist Sue Austin creates multimedia, performance, and installation art, using her wheelchair as a means to explore new patterns of movement. In 2012, Austin was commissioned to create a series of multimedia events as part of that year’s Cultural Olympiad, … Continue reading

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These Dolphins Taught Each Other to Moonwalk — But It Was Just a Fad

Here’s how a pod of wild dolphins in southern Australia learned how to walk on water. Source: These Dolphins Taught Each Other to Moonwalk — But It Was Just a Fad

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Modified Office Chairs Perform an Autonomous Dance Through Gagosian Gallery

Nine office chairs, each in dazzling jewel tone, swirl, and scuttle across the reflective floor of Gagosian‘s West 21st Street gallery. PLAY was conceived by Swiss artist Urs Fischer (previously) with choreography for the inanimate objects provided by New York … Continue reading

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Celebrate Mancunian culture at FREE Festival of Manchester this weekend

A A FREE family festival celebrating Mancunian culture is coming to Manchester this weekend. The Festival of Manchester is happening for the first time and aims to celebrate all the different communities that help make our city such a vibrant … Continue reading

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