|Production Company: Sisters Grimm||Company Producer: Pietra Mello-Pittman & Ella Spira|
|Choreographer: Mark Baldwin||Duration: 1hr 35mins|
Celebrating 20 years of democracy in South Africa, Inala presents choral legends, Ladysmith Black Mambazo – who shot to worldwide prominence with Paul Simon’s Graceland album – in a unique artistic collaboration with multi award-winning choreographer Mark Baldwin and world class dancers including talent from the Royal Ballet. An ambitious new production, Inala embraces an exhilarating fusion of South African and Western cultures, live on stage.
Performing an original score co-composed by Joseph Shabalala and Ella Spira, Ladysmith Black Mambazo blend the intricate rhythms and infectious harmonies of their native musical traditions with live percussion, piano and strings, inspiring the breathtaking movement of Baldwin’s richly visceral choreography performed by an exceptional cast of 9 dancers and 9 singers. Mapping a journey through South Africa’s turbulent past, the forgiveness of the present and hopes for the future, Inala delivers a spiritually uplifting and beautiful live storytelling experience, powered by a cultural explosion of music, song and dance.
In association with Music Beyond Mainstream.
“It’s a warm-hearted and entertaining endeavour… the singing is irresistible” ★★★★ The London Evening Standard
“Athing of simple but stirring beauty” ★★★★ The Telegraph