African children don’t need courses to learn the typical rhythms and moves. They receive it both from their mother’s breasts.
The African dance often imitates the animals that share their natural habitats with humans. The dangling of the elephant’s trunk, the long neck of the giraffe when it tears off the leaves from the trees, the rollicking of small monkeys, the dominant bearing of the lions, the sneaky, elegant walk of predators all flow into the dancing and the music. We can be a part of this fascinating and exotic world and we can be carried and intoxicated by the African drums.
For this event we will, after we had many requests by parents, for the first time welcome both young and old. What is completely normal in many traditional cultures, is in our latitude more of an experiment. Against all marketing strategies, our target audience includes now every age, from 0 to 100. Everybody can join us, we are full of enthusiasm and certain that this experiment will be a big success.
Children are often fascinated by the force of drums and let themselves be infected by the high energy even more than grown-ups. But, after a while it can become a little too much for them and they will need another focus. For this reason, we also offer child care for kids from 0 to 12. We are grateful that we can count on the support of Minikita Zug (link to their website) to take care of the children.
The management of the Lorzensaal offered us the Seesaal, a room in the same building as the Lorzensaal, which we can use for the child care. There, parents and their children can take a break for a little while, or parents can leave their young ones with the carers, to go dancing on their own. For older kids, we will set up an area to play and draw in the foyer of the Lorzensaal.