New at Dubai’s Global Village this year is an explosive high energy dance musical from South Africa that takes you on an exhilarating journey through Africa’s history, culture and spirit.

With lively, rhythmic footwork, featuring the uniquely African kwela-jive, gumboot, tap, contemporary, hip-hop and pantsula, ‘African Footprint’ is an internationally acclaimed South African music and dance spectacle that takes the main stage at Global Village until Tuesday, 31st December.

The show, set against large screen images of Africa, plays three to four times daily, from 6.15pm onwards.

“The expertly curated scenes embrace seven different dance types and captures the footprints left by our forefathers,” says Alfred Phakathi, dance director and manager, African Footprint. “From the time of man’s creation and the conflicts and confrontation that followed thenceforth, to the jive that was enjoyed by all races and cultures during weekends at Sophiatown, a Johannesburg suburb during the apartheid, and the gumboots dance that originated as a form of communication amongst workers in South African mines, all come to life in this vibrant and eclectic musical phenomenon.” 

“The show is a celebration of life where the past, present and the future of South Africa - drawn from South Africa’s cities, townships and rural areas, is presented through music, dancing, drumming and poetry. It expresses the pride, joy and dreams of the people of South Africa from ancient to modern times,” he adds.

African Footprint, which has played to standing ovations across the globe, is presented at Global Village through a talented cast of 27 dancers, singers and musicians in a 28-minute spellbinding show.

Catch it before its last show at Global Village on December 31, 2019