This performance is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series, school-day performances for public, private, and home schools, grades PreK-12.
South Africa is home to a rich mix of cultural traditions that reflect the vibrant diversity, complex history, and inventive creativity of its nearly 56 million citizens. Pantsula dance style was born of street culture in South Africa’s black townships, influenced by Sotho dances and American jazz and hip-hop, and inspired by everyday events. Real Actions Pantsula, founded in 1992 by Sello Modiga in Orange Farm Township near Johannesburg, features a diverse young troupe dedicated to education and social justice alongside their phenomenal skills as performers.
Connects to Illinois Learning Standards in Fine Arts, Social/Emotional Learning, Social Sciences, and Science.
Recommended for grades 2-12
Performance length: 60 minutes
Campaign for Young Audiences
- Phyllis & Kyle Robeson, Lead Sponsors
- In Memory of Mary Ellen Wonderlin
- Susan & Michael Haney
- Gertrude Brokaw McCloy Endowment
- Dr. Donna Murray Tiedge & Robert Tiedge
- WCIA 3
Youth Series Programming
- Ann H. Bender Youth Series Endowment
- Leslie & Gary Mason
- Brenda & Stephen Pacey
- Jill & James Quisenberry
- Prudence & Bernard Spodek
- The Susan Sargeant McDonald Endowed Fund for Youth Programming (Suzi was the founder/developer of the Krannert Center Youth Series)
- Anne & David Sharpe in Memory of Charles R. & Valeria Novak Taylor
- UpClose Marketing & Printing
- Illinois Arts Council
- National Endowment for the Arts
Krannert Center thanks our Youth Series sponsors—performances at the Center could not happen without their support. We hope you will consider joining them, to ensure Krannert Center’s vibrancy now and for generations to come. Learn more about supporting the Youth Series »