‘Ikhaya’ opens festival

2017-07-18 06:01

Indoni Dance Arts and Leadership Academy will be presenting its latest production Ikhaya (“Home”) as part of the Women’s Festival at the Artscape Theatre next month.

The new dance showcases a sense of emptiness, a lack of belonging and unconditional love. It also tells a story of a void, after the death of a mother, with dancers embracing the theme with relentless drive and energy.

The artistic director of the academy, Sbonakaliso Ndaba, is recognised as a leading contemporary African choreographer. She received the awards at the Western Cape Cultural Affairs Awards for Best Contribution to Performing Arts in Dance last year and for Outstanding Achievement of Youth in Arts and Culture this year.

Indoni’s management strongly believes that performance and creative arts are powerful tools for healing and transformation. Their vision is to provide a space of excellence in dance and integrated arts, based primarily in the culturally rich townships of the country.

The three-year post-school offers professional training programmes for dance and integrated arts, including music, drama and visual arts.

The academy seeks to promote arts as a channel for economic, personal and professional ­development.

Founding members of Indoni include Ndaba (who is also the resident choreographer), Balu Nivison (development director and lecturer in Life Skills), Jennifer van Papendorp (managing director) and Dr Mamphela Ramphele (patron and lecturer in South African ­Heritage).

Indoni successfully performed The Soul of Africa in Sydney in November last year.

Matt Cater of the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence wrote: “Not only were the Indoni group a pleasure to have around the campus, the level of talent, technique and energy in their performance was inspiring to behold.”

Ikhaya is set to play from Wednesday 2 to Saturday 5 August. Tickets are available at Compu­ticket and Artscape at a cost of R100 for adults and R50 for children and pensioners.V For more information visit www.indoni-academy.org.

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