"Just Gumboots" visits Nova Family

CCRSB News: 
Monday, March 9, 2015

During the first of March "Just Gumboots" visited several schools in the Nova Family with a high energy dance performance.

"Gumboots" was started in South Africa's diamond mines during racial segregation. Workers were given gumboots to wear, but were not allowed to talk. The workers then invented a non-verbal method of communication with stomps, slaps and claps. The practice spread over time and has reached the international community. It is a language derived from rhythm and a celebration conveyed through dance.

The students and staff enjoyed learning the language dances from choreographer Just Aissi and performed "Gumboots" together.