African Footprint


African Footprint

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WOW! WOW! WOW! What a show. What a performance. What a message.

Richard Loring’s lasting tribute to the people and land called Africa is a landmark that should not be missed. This musical brings to life the history and culture of our land that is so diverse that one can scarcely take it all in, in just one sitting.More than 600 guests attended the official opening of the internationally acclaimed show “African Footprint” at the Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace on Thursday evening, May 27,

The cast was given a standing ovation at the end of the show and there was also time to celebrate South Africa’s 2-1 win over Columbia in a friendly pre-world cup football match.

Don’t miss the World Wide sensation, African Footprint!

Venue: Theatre of Marcellus, Emperor’s Palace
Dates: From 27th May until 20th June 2010

For bookings follow the links alongside.

About African Footprint
South Africa’s longest-running show African Footprint, a Richard Loring Production, is an explosive stampede of song and dance that tells the vibrant and diverse story of South Africa through a dazzling display of traditional African, Kwela, Tap, Contemporary Ballet, Gumboot, and Hip-Hop Pantsula.

The first performance of African Footprint was held 10 years ago on Robben Island on the 31st December 1999, with the public debut of the show in May 2000. This year brings the show into its 10th year running. This first performance was viewed by a global audience of millions and included guests of Honour Nelson Mandela and then President Thabo Mbeki. Since 1999 African footprint has been seen by such high profile guests including His Royal Highness Prince Charles, His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, Bill Clinton, Oscar winning actor Louis Gosset Jr, and Danny Glover.

The production has played more than 3 800 performances since its debut in May 2000. Nicknamed ‘The People’s Musical’ by reviewers in North America, Europe and the Far East, its cast has grown from the original 12 dancers and four drummers to a company of 34 today.

The non-stop, 90-minute musical story of Africa’s emergence onto the world stage is linked by the poetry of Sophiatown legend Don Mattera. Executive producer Richard Loring estimates the long-running hit has put more than approximately 200 South African performers into the international spotlight.

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