Stretch – South-Africa

Stretch Africa S-Africa Exerting game Props: little sticks N.o.p.: 5
Boys are running and jumping. You run in 3 big steps and the last step you try to jump as far as you can. The one who jumps further than the stick, may move that stick to the point where the last jumper has put his feet. If you can’t reach that distance, you help the others with removing the sticks on the ground.
Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel Editor: Timo Gilhuis Shooting date: 1999

One to beki – South-Africa

One-two-beki Africa S-Africa Skipping game No props N.o.p.: 3 +
A very popular jumping game is skipping. The girls who are turning the rope have to be very cooperative in rotating the rope, otherwise the girl in the middle can’t jump properly. In the rhythm of the text they move their hands so that the jumping girl concentrates on a special way of skipping. With her (mostly) barefoot she lets the rope come under her feet while standing on her heels, immediately followed by a quick move so that the rope goes under her heels and she continues jumping. Then she makes a turn and jumps backwards to the rope in the same way. When she also succeeds doing this, she makes a half turn and lets the rope touch her ankle and then she fastly jumps on. These ways of skipping needs a lot of skill and training before you know how to do it.
Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel Editor: Timo Gilhuis Shooting date: 1999

Gebele esee – South-Africa

Gebele esee Africa S-Africa Singing and dancing game No props N.o.p.: 10 +
In this rhythm clapdance, a group of girls are standing in line and one by one the girls come forward to show their dance. All girls are singing and clapping in accompanying the dancing girls. The trick of this dance is the correct timing of the feet on the rhythm of the clapping hands.
Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel Editor: Timo Gilhuis Shooting date: 1999

Embjubar – South-Africa

Embjubar Africa S-Africa Singing and dancing game No props N.o.p.: 4
This rhythm clapdance is danced by four boys, accompanied by a group of boys who are clapping with their hands while singing. The four boys start with their knee bent and then slowly they stand upright and start the dance. The difficulty of the dance is to perform simultaneously all four together, whenever there is a mistake they start again and continue. The group stops if they don’t want to dance any more.
Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel Editor: Timo Gilhuis Shooting date: 1999

Hop Scotch – South-Africa

Hopscotch Africa S-Africa Playing with things game Props: chalk, stone or coin N.o.p.: 2 +
Two boys are drawing the ‘rabbit’ on which they jump. They throw a coin on friend rabbit and jump to get the coin. They end up with the coin in their hand while jumping on rabbits’ ears.
Director/camera: Jules Oosterwegel Editor: Timo Gilhuis Shooting date: 1999