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Gumboot dance in South Africa
Dana Mills

formation of teams which would rehearse and compete in performance with teams from other compounds. The use of this dance as a tourist attraction has 70 70 Dance and politics also led to the understanding, in some areas, of the dance as manipulated by white people (Muller and Fargion 1999). From its inception and throughout its performance history the dance exhibited the disciplining of the African population by the white population in South Africa. Gumboot dance, then, not only imitated and performed the politics of inequality that circumscribed the miners’ lives

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