Tag Archives: Rieldans
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Die Nuwe Grasskoue Trappers

Against all the odds these traditional dancers from Wupperthal in the middle of the Cederberg mountains, with no formal training won the South African national competition for the performing arts – this entitles them to compete in the USA on an international stage. We put this short clip together to try and lend a hand […]

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Real Riel

There is a beautiful Afrikaans expression: “Dans lat die stof so staan”. This expression probably originated after someone witnessed farm labourers performing the Rieldans. The Rieldans is a combination of frantic footwork, animal-like movements along with courtship rituals, which all combine in a highly energetic and entertaining dance form. This dance is often used to […]