Celebrating 20 years of democracy in South Africa, Inala presents choral legends Ladysmith Black Mambazo in a unique artistic collaboration with multi award-winning choreographer Mark Baldwin at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on Thursday, 2 October.
Created by a team that includes the talents of current and former members of the Royal Ballet and Rambert, this ambitious new production embraces an exhilarating fusion of South African and Western cultures, live on stage.
Winning their fourth Grammy® Award this year, Ladysmith Black Mambazo first rose to worldwide prominence with Paul Simon’s Graceland album. Performing Inala’s original score by Joseph Shabalala and classical composer Ella Spira, Ladysmith Black Mambazo blend the intricate rhythms and infectious harmonies of their native musical roots with live percussion, piano and strings.
Mark Baldwin’s richly visceral choreography unites Zulu traditions with classical ballet and contemporary dance, performed by an exceptional company of eighteen dancers and singers.
Embracing South Africa’s past, its present and new hopes for the future, Inala delivers a spiritually uplifting and beautiful live story-telling experience, powered by a cultural explosion of music, song and dance.