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Suria Govender Social Cohesion Through Dance

Professor Suria Govender of the University of KwaZulu-Natal discusses the fusion of Indian classical dance into South African culture. Govender is a South African academic, an inter-cultural dance practitioner, the artistic director of the Surialanga Dance Company and Dance link. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

Suria Govender Tedx Talk
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In this TEDx talk, Professor Suria Govender discusses the dynamics of the Indian component in a diverse country like South Africa. She is an executive member of Sankofa African Renaissance Development.  Suria Govender choreographed fusion of Indian dance and Zulu music that was performed at the inauguration of South Africa’s first democratically elected president Nelson Mandela in 1994. TEDx? x = independently organised event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provide general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised.*

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