Stomp your feet and get into the rhythm at the South African Festival of Dance at the Lehman Center for Performing Arts on Oct. 8.
Two dynamic dance companies — the Gumboots and Pantsula Dance — share the stage for a pulsating, rhythm-filled evening of urban street dance. Featuring 20 dancers with live musicians, these companies use dance to respond to cultural and political issues in their communities by conveying real-life stories of hard work, human struggles, and longing for a better life. These communicative dances have become an important part of restoring, revitalizing, and preserving South African Culture.
South African Festival of Dance on Oct. 8 at 4 pm. Tickets range from $25 to $45, and $10 for children for any seat.
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts [250 Bedford Park Boulevard West in Fordham Manor, (718) 960–8833, www.Lehma