Lesole Maine Podcast

No CommentsMarch 24, 2011 by John

Listen to the entire interview with Lesole Maine, conducted by noted ethnomusicologist Mark Puryear.

Part 1:

Dancer/choreographer Lesole Maine discusses his diverse childhood growing in South Africa and learning how to dance at a young age. He also addresses tribal segregation of the schools and the different dances of the various South African tribes. (6:49)

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Part 2:

Lesole Maine recalls seeing his parents ballroom dance and how that influenced him and his sister to take formal ballroom dancing. (7:05)

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Part 3:

Lesole Maine continues talking about ballroom dance and how his talents progressed once he joined Sylvia Glasser’s dance company, Moving into Dance. (5:46)

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Part 4:

Lesole Maine talks about the origins of South Africa’s Gumboots Dance. (6:39)

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John Murph is a renowned music/arts journalist and multimedia/interactive web producer.