Tuesday, February 26, 2008

5. Stomp / Tribal Dances

In an effort to "reconnect" with their tribal roots (whether African or Jamaican), young black men and women have been celebrating the ancient arts of dance and rythym. Communicating only through their hands slapping and their feet colliding with the earth, entire tales are woven for the viewing audience.

Always one to draw immediate attention to themselves, they have been known to perform in subway stations and school playgrounds no matter who may be needing to walk through at the time. Rather than dance in theatres or set aside scheduled performance times, these groups like to express the wild freedom of their dance by breaking free of such rigid rules and regulations.

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