Infecting the City 2012
The Jewels - Jazzing

Cape Flats razzmatazz dancing made famous at clubs like Galaxy

Jeweller:

Natalie Fisher

When:

Jewel Route 1: Mon 21 at 11h00 and 13h10
Jewel Route 3: Sat 26 at 10h00 and 12h00

Where:

Jewel Route 1 begins at the Grand Parade market
Jewel Route 3 begins on St. Georges Mall, between Castle St and Shortmarket St.

Back in the day of the dompass, the coloured community’s public movements were restricted by law; but its private movements were dynamic. Jazzing, the dance form, has endured from pre-democracy to today. Similar, yet more gentle than salsa; like Langarm, but with more soul and dynamic use of the hips.

according to Terrence Wynenberg, who is the driving force behind the Jazzing renaissance, Jazzing is a ‘total, total Cape Flats coloured thing. It is a form of saying, “this is us on the dance floor. We want to do our thing and our thing is jazz.”’

Jazz dancing can be seen on the Jewel Stages. But if you catch the Jazzing bug, take a free lunch time class at 13h10 on intersection of St Georges Mall and Hout St.

Natalie Fisher

Natalie Fisher

With a teaching degree in dance, Natalie began her training in ballet and then branched out into contemporary and other styles of dance. Natalie started her training in classical ballet and at 12 she branched out into contemporary and other styles of dance, while completing all her RAD ballet exams. She obtained her teaching degrees in dance, whilst performing in the then newly emerging industrial theatre and TV specials. Natalie joined Perfor read more...