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AFRICAN FOOTPRINT BACK HOME (article first published : 2008-06-17)

African Footprint, one of the country’s best-loved musicals, will return to its home at Gold Reef City Casino for a four-week season from July 5 to August 3 at the casino’s plush new 1,100-seat venue, The Lyric Theatre.

The inspiring show that celebrates the vibrant and diverse history and spirit of the people of South Africa has been spreading its message of optimism about South Africa around the world for the past nine years. During this time, the performers have touched hearts and minds from China, India, Europe, Australia, Morocco, Israel and England through to Mexico, Canada and the USA.

Conceptualised by Richard Loring, the show fuses the hypnotic heartbeat of the African drum, the cheerful pennywhistle and the inspiring words of Don Mattera with Kwela-jive, traditional gumboot, tap, contemporary ballet and hip-hop pantsula into an “explosive stampede of song and dance”.

"We're delighted to have African Footprint back at Gold Reef City” says Steve Hight, General Manager of Gold Reef City Casino. “After a critically-acclaimed tour in the US, the show returns to South Africa with a cast of 32 as well as new lighting, costumes and backdrops. The show is bigger and better than ever before and will be even more dynamic in our new world-class Lyric Theatre.”

Bookings are now open at Computicket and tickets are expected to sell out fast.




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