About the Show
INALA received its world premiere at Edinburgh International Festival in August 2014, enjoying a three-night sell-out success. It then came to London Sadler's Wells for 4 sell out performances before its 9 venue MBM UK regional tour where it received standing ovations at every show.
INALA was also invited to be part of the Royal Variety Performance this year, which will be broadcast on ITV on 8th December 2014.
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. 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 Ladysmith Black Mambazo 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 experience, powered by a cultural explosion of music, song and dance.