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Via Katlehong: township dance, humour and hope

Via Katlehong's high-energy dance shows offer a nutshell of life in its namesake South African township, combining humour, hope, and storytelling through gumboot dance, pantsula and more. Co-directors and dancers Vusi Mdoyi and Steven Faleni join us on Culture as the troupe performs in Paris.

They tell us how Via Katlehong offers international audiences a glimpse into a part of South Africa that is not often seen – and what they think about Beyoncé and Basement Jaxx getting in on the pantsula dance act in recent videos.

Also on the show: France's Catherine Deneuve and François Ozon pick up awards at the European Film Awards in Berlin, and we look back on the life of “La Cage Aux Folles” director Edouard Molinaro, who has died aged 85.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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