One of the continent’s biggest dance events is happening over the next two weekends. Called Global Dance Supreme, it’s an extravaganza of workshops, battles and performances, with internationally renowned choreographers from the United States and France flying down for the occasion. Among them will be Monsters of Hip Hop alumni Candace Brown and choreographer Bhudda Stretch, who worked on Michael Jackson’s Remember The Time video.
New Yorker Buddha Stretch has worked with the likes of Rosie Perez, Mariah Carey, Diana Ross, Wyclef Jean, Jermaine Dupri and Da Brat. He also worked with Will Smith in the Men in Black and Miami videos, but he says his most memorable moment was with Jackson.
Stretch is hosting a hip-hop workshop this Sunday at 9.30pm at the Blairgowrie Recreation Centre in Randburg, and says he’s keen to experience the local dance scene.
“Music is the universal language; dance is its interpreter,” he told us.
Among the workshops offered will be a jazz funk session by renowned local choreographer Rudi Smith (the man behind the Me Too dance video that went viral last year); a krumping class by the US’s Spartan; a breaking class by France’s BBoy Lilou; a popping class by France’s Marie Poppins; as well as well as a pantsula class by local dancer Sello Modiga.