Dancer Chris ‘CJ’ Mangiroza delivered his one-man show, the Training Decade, showcasing a 10 year career in dance. CJ presented his rich experience in dance this past Saturday at Thornhill Primary School.
Through dance, CJ showcased his transformation as a dancer telling his story of how he started dancing by presenting the various genres that developed him into a seasoned dancer. He started off with Kofefe dance moves, moving to contemporary and urban pop moves such as kwaito and hip hop. Krump dance moves were the dominant ones as he is very passionate with the style.
While krumping, CJ decided to engage with the audience more as he described his dance moves in a poetic manner. Telling the audience what the vigorous Krump dance moves mean. “The whole idea was to bring my emotions and dance skills together. It was an expression to make people understand the various dance moves. I am very passionate about Krump, that’s why I decided to close with it because of the love I have for it,” CJ said.
Upon completing his set, CJ
“Leaving the country does not mean that I am leaving my crew TNT, I will still be part of them. I have left the senior dancers to coordinate everything in my absence. I will still continue with dance that side. When I come back, I will impart the knowledge I have gained.” Despite it being a one-man show dance ensembles TNT and Dance Connection graced the stage with different dance acts.