Pantsula Pro:File - Soweto Skeleton Movers

Post date: 01 February 2017

For the Breakin' Convention 2017 UK tour we will have the pleasure of presenting South Africa's Soweto Skeleton movers to 10 UK cities. Although a popular style locally, little is known about their unique style of pantsula dance outside the country.

In our Pro:File featurette BCTV explores Soweto Skeleton Movers from South Africa with the dancers from the crew, exclusively for Breakin' Convention.

Street dancing on the corners of their township, this collective of dancers dance a style known as 'Skeleton Pantsula, a style that derives from Soweto in the 1950s when commuters developed a style known as 'isparapara,' inspired by their jumping on and off of moving trains. This was mixed with tap dance and later became known as pantsula.

More than a dance, pantsula is a lifestyle. Influences can be seen in jazz, breaking, popping, house dance and bonebreaking.

Watch our Soweto Skeleton Movers Pro:File below! 

Filmed by Ben Williams and Dan Lowenstein
Edited by Ben Williams
Music: Insightful - We Go On

See Soweto Skeleton Movers performing at Breakin' Convention on our 2017 UK tour!
Click below for more info and dates!