Infecting the City 2012
The Jewels - Drum Majorettes

High white boots, twirling maces, clattering drums and flashing smiles

Jeweller:

Sensei Ndlovu

When:

Jewel Route 2:  Tues 22 at 11h00 and 13h10
Jewel Route 3: Sat 26 at 10h00 and 12h00

Where:

Jewel Route 2 begins in the Golden Acre Foyer
Jewel Route 3 begins on St. Georges Mall, between Castle St and Shortmarket St

During the militaristic 1980s drummies was huge in South Africa, with high-kicking girls in white patent-leather boots, gleaming busbies and twirling maces filling stadiums at provincial and national competitions.

Interest fell away during the ’90s, but the marching tradition is enjoying a surge of democratisation as schoolgirls from across the Cape zip up their boots, fix their smiles and prance on to the fields again.

Drummies may be performance, but is it really art? Spending time with the majorettes of a northern suburb high school, Sensei has been having a lot of fun finding out …


Sensei Ndlovu

Sensei Ndlovu

Master multi-tasker, performer, teacher, multi-award winner, accredited assessor, trainer and facilitator, Sensei has been a professional stuntman and stunt coordinator for over 15 years. Ndlovu is the Managing Director and founder of the first and the only accredited stunt-training institution on the African continent, established in 2002, named the Dimensional Stunt School. He has been called a master of movement, a hot stepper and “Empower read more...