Sunday, May 16, 2010

TEDxUKZN - Prof SD Govender

Prof Suria Govender is a Speech & Drama Professor at UKZN, an inter-cultural dance practitioner as well as an artistic director of Surialanga Dance Company and Dancelink (amongst her other commitments).

An eloquent and engaging presenter, she spoke about South Africa:

  • Many cultures. One nation > A Question of Identity.
  • You can be different things at different times and still be South African.
  • She described dance as an out-of-body experience.
The audience was treated to a wonderful dance fusion of Indian dancing comprising of Indian women and Zulu men. There was also a traditional Indian dance (by Zulu men) to South Africa's national anthem (sung in Hindi) followed by a very upbeat "Woza Durban!" Later on, the dancers got the audience on their feet as they tried to learn the "Diski Dance"

Click here to go back to TEDxUKZN 2010 - Africa, Change, the World

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