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South African Dance Craze Travels to China

Choreographer Kay the People's Dancer teaching an amapiano class in Shanghai. Image: CGTN

South African amapiano (a style of street dance featuring languid-but-intricate moves over tense minimalist beats) has blown up internationally in no small part due to SA dancers’ strong showing on TikTok.

Now Kutlwano Molefe (aka Kay the People’s Dancer), a South African choreographer based in Shanghai, has started workshops to teach amapiano dancing to Chinese performers.

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