PINKY HUGHES

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Gold Coast Eye - - EYE | FOOD -

Ex-pro­fes­sional darts player, Lower Beech­mont My African her­itage teaches me that dance is some­thing to be shared and never to be claimed as your own. When we dance to­gether, the moves are owned by the peo­ple. When I dance it heals my heart and cleanses my soul. My ear­li­est mem­o­ries of dance are as a child, when all the kids in the neigh­bour­hood would get to­gether and dance in the street. In Africa, we use dance to trans­late ev­ery­day life ex­pe­ri­ences into move­ment. It’s a form of com­mu­ni­ca­tion, com­mu­ni­cat­ing love, joy, com­pe­ti­tion, ri­valry, courage, and, be­lieve it or not, fear and sor­row as well. Most Africans sing and dance even at fu­ner­als.

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