HOW WILL YOU HOP THE RULES?
Jiti #NoWorries Triathlon is a fun + "hakuna matata" 3 in 1 triathlon that incorporates Zimbabwean dance culture and music with a “different way” of running, cycling and swimming. Are you ready to BEND, TWIST, JUMP & HOP all the rules? Clown Captains Bhutisi and Tabtricks show you how its done!
TO PARTICIPATE IN JITI #NOWORRIES TRIATHLON
After limbering up your body and warming up your mind, you’re ready to GO!
Robots, ducks and horses need to warm up too - try out some moves to see what’s fun and works for your body so that you are physically and mentally prepared to #NOWORRIES!
TOYI-TOYI RUN DANCE* - use a toy or be a toy while you run!
For the first part of your Jiti #NoWorries Triathlon, dance with or like a toy! But there’s a twist! You also have to Toyi-Toyi dance which involves the stomping of feet and spontaneous chanting. (Go on cheer for yourself!)
Clown Captains Bhutisi & Tabtricks recommend being a robot or hula hooping.
*Tamba Africa Circus and Clown Captains Bhutisi & Tabtricks chose this "hyping" and "protest" dance to mobilize people to fight COVID-19. We may not be able to leave our houses or meet with our friends but we can still have fun and encourage each other to #staysafe and #staypositive. To learn more about the Toyi Toyi dance CLICK HERE. - TAC
DHADHA (DUCK) SWIM DANCE* - act like a duck, look like a duck, swim like a duck!
A lot of Zimbabwean dances are inspired by animals so if you act like a duck and look like a duck you can swim like a duck! Are you a diver duck or dabbler duck? Remember ducks can also drown, fly, whistle and yodel! Plot twist, add some clapping to that, think butterfly meets breast stroke. Quack for the camera!
*Swimming is popular with children in rural areas. However, the only places they can swim are the rivers near their villages and they like to play games like imitating the ducks they see in the rivers while they swim. Our most famous rivers are the Zambezi River which feeds Victoria Falls and the Save River. - TAC
BHIZAMUTARE (HORSE) CYCLE DANCE* - get on your horse and giddy-up!
Before we had bicycles we had horses! This dance ends with the ‘Borrowdale’ dance - a dance characterized by fancy footwork and galloping lower body movements in the style of horse racing. (Yeehaw!)
*‘Borrowdale‘ is a Jiti dance of horses popularized by Zimbabwean musician Alick Macheso and is danced to Sungura music which is a Zimbabwean genre of music. Its name comes from Borrowdale horse-racing track in Harare. - TAC
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