Improv Quote of the Day: All You Need Is Tshikona

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Tshikona is lwa-ha-masia-khali-i-tshi-vhila, “the time when people rush to the scene of the dance and leave their pots to boil over.” Tshikona “makes sick people feel better and old men throw away their sticks and dance.” Tshikona “brings peace to the countryside….” It is an example of the production of the maximum of available human energy in a situation that generates the highest degree of individuality in the largest possible community of individuals.

–John Blacking on the Venda (South African) national dance

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