Xibelani Dance

Xibelani Dance

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The xibelani dance or shibelani dance is an indigenous dance of the Shangaan or Tsonga women of the Limpopo province in northern South Africa. The name of the dance comes from the native Xitsonga language.In the xibelani dance the Tsonga women tie a type of African skirt the xibelani commonly known as "tinguvu" around their waist and then shake from the waist. The xibelani skirt is designed to make the wearer's hips look bigger, and thereby to emphasise the shaking.It is customary for Tsonga girls learn the xibelani dance, and it is a way for them to express pride in their cultural heritage. The xibelani dance is used on occasions such as mkhinyavezo and ku chachula, as well as to accompany other traditional dances such as the makhwaya and mchongolo. Traditionally women dance the xibelani, while men perform the makhwaya, Xincayinciy(xigubu) and both participate in the mchongolo.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Utilpublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136327120
  • 9786136327129