Wellington boot

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Synonyms for Wellington boot

(19th century) a man's high tasseled boot

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The addition of slapstick comedy skit in particular about the Apartheid-era origins of the Gumboot dance pleased the crowd on occasion but generally diluted the rapture of an otherwise talented and engaging performance.
There is the loud, forceful gumboot dancing, the stage cloaked in atmospheric darkness except for the sway of miners' lamps; this dance originated from the horrific conditions within South Africa's gold mines during apartheid: with no drainage the miners were given gumboots to wear, chained up and forbidden to speak.
It is an explosion of dance and music with traditional instruments - the Djembe drums, whistles and cowbells - catching the rhythm and spirit of the African songs and dances - the Gumboot, Indiamu and Muchongoyo.
Capella and dance group Black Umfolosi will be performing the hard-hatted gumboot dances of southern Africa on Tuesday.
Gumboot dancing is juxtaposed with a capella style song, for example, before the cast explore the influence of gospel, jazz, and the contemporary South African dance music known as kwaito.
Just west of town, you'll find a handful of less-visited, pocket-size alpine lakes with names to spark the imagination--Castle, Gumboot, Heart, and Toad.
These range from the International Festival of the Arts to the bizarre Gumboot Day, a contest in which gumboots (rain boots) are thrown for distance
A 52-minute documentary about the history of gumboot dancing and how the 10-member cast was chosen is included on the home video release.
Limited Tenders are invited for Supply of Duckback Brand Gumboot
The Gumboot Fire north of Riley is 60 percent contained and has burned 1,600 acres between Bend and the Idaho state line.
African drums, gumboot dancers, choirs and a local pop band performed during the pageant held in Midrand, north of Johannesburg and which was broadcast to an estimated one billion viewers around the world.
Performers include traditional African gumboot dancers, Peruvian band APU, the Ukulele All-star Orchestra, Antonio Lulic, and the awardwinning dancers Bad Taste Cru.
There he saw the traditional gold miners' dance known as the gumboot (because of the knee-high rubber Wellingtons the miners wore to keep their feet dry).
The haunting music is made more memorable by vibrant jazz with a thread of gospel music running through the tale recalls, while explosions of gumboot dancing complete this unforgettable experience.