Pantsula 4 LYF: Popular Dance and Fashion in Johannesburg - Department of Cultural Affairs Pantsula 4 LYF: Popular Dance and Fashion in Johannesburg - Department of Cultural Affairs

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Pantsula 4 LYF: Popular Dance and Fashion in Johannesburg

Start
January 29 @ 12:00 pm
End
May 4 @ 5:00 pm
Cost
Free
Site
http://arts.ucla.edu/single/pantsula-4-lyf-popular-dance-and-fashion-in-johannesburg/

Pantsula 4 LYF: Popular Dance and Fashion in Johannesburg will feature a series of photographs and videos taken by South African photographer Chris Saunders that examine the township culture of pantsula. Known predominantly as a youth movement, pantsula is characterized by crews of men and women who perform energetic, acrobatic, virtuosic dances. These performers dress in a distinctive style that favors American-made brands such as Converse All-Star shoes and Dickies brand work pants. This preference for American-style clothing harkens back to the 1950s, when the first pantsulas looked to American jazz records for inspiration in their dress. At that time, pantsulas were recognizable by their sharp suits, polished shoes, and fedoras.
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Monday and Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday: 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.,
Thursday to Sunday: 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m

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