Senior Guardians from Lotus High will be at the event, acting as volunteers to help marshal the younger learners, and running workshops for the younger learners to make colourful shakers. They had a tie-dying workshop to tie-dye T-shirts for themselves, with stunning results. These colourful t-shirts will identify them as the helpers on the day.
The Dance Weaver event draws on the tradition of the spiritual healing dances that were such an important part of Khoe culture, and of many other indigenous nations. Learners from four primary schools have developed dances inspired by nature at Princess Vlei, with the help of movement practitioner and environmental activist Xoli Fuyeni, and Vincent and Siya from Jungle Theatre Company. We hope that these dances will help to heal some of the troubles in our communities and in the world, while giving the learners a wonderful experience of using their bodies to express themselves, and the power of moving together in a team.