1 October 2018
Following a sell-out run at London’s Sadler’s Wells and a phenomenal 2015 tour, INALA will return to the UK in 2019, bringing together the two-time Grammy® Award-winning South African choral legends, Soweto Gospel Choir with multi-award-winning chorographer Mark Baldwin in this unique artistic collaboration. INALA will receive its West End premiere at The Peacock in London playing from 29 April to 18 May, with a press night on Wednesday 1 May. 2019 tour dates will be announced shortly.
INALA nominated in the Manchester Theatre Awards
4 March 2016
Sisters Grimm Production, INALA - A Zulu Ballet, has just been nominated in the BEST SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT category for The Manchester Theatre Awards!
The awards ceremony will be at HOME, Manchester’s stunning new arts venue on 4 March 2016.
INALA nominated for a Grammy Award
7 December 2015
INALA has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best World Music Album category. The music was composed by Ella Spira in conjunction with Ladysmith Black Mambazo. This album consists of live music from the 'Inala – A Zulu Ballet' production, which Mambazo performed along with dancers from Rambert and the Royal Ballet at the Edinburgh International Festival in August 2014.
The 2016 Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony will recognize the best recordings, compositions and artists of the eligibility year. It will be broadcast live by the CBS network.
The album 'Music from Inala' can be found on Spotify.
17 June 2015
Dance Auditions to be held in Manchester and Liverpool on Sunday 28 June 2015
Do you dream of performing on stage alongside current and former members of The Royal Ballet and Rambert Dance Company?
The producers of the critically acclaimed UK Tour of Inala, which fuses the sound of Ladysmith Black Mambazo with classical and contemporary dance, are offering people the chance to take part in dance audition workshops in Manchester. The auditions will lead to one person being given the unique opportunity to perform alongside the cast of Inala in the grand finale at the Manchester Opera House on 24 July or Liverpool Empire 31 July.
The auditions will be held at a city centre venue in Manchester and Liverpool on Sunday 28 June and are open to people aged 17 to 35 with previous dance experience.
The producers of Inala are asking people who would like to attend the audition workshops to pre-register in advance by completing the online application form which can be downloaded from here. Alternatively, forms can be picked up and dropped off at the Manchester Palace Theatre and Liverpool Empire Box Office.
Registration forms must be received by the venue by 5pm on Wednesday 24 June 2015. Successful applicants will be contacted by Friday 26th June and given the details of the workshop venue location in Manchester and their allocated audition time.
ATG TO CO-PRODUCE INALA ON TOUR
1 April 2015
Sisters Grimm are honoured to be joining forces with ATG (the Ambassadors Theatre Group) to co-produce INALA going forward. This has enabled us to secure a further 5 weeks of UK regional touring for 2015. Click here for full tour information.
INALA to perform in Moscow
5 January 2015
INALA has been programmed as part of the 2015 Chekhov International Theatre Festival, in Moscow, from 10th - 14th June. INALA will perform 5 performances in the Mossovet Theatre, where Matthew Bourne's productions usually perform and where Sylvie Guillem will be performing 2 weeks later. Tickets are on sale for these performances. Click here to book and for further information
ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE 2014
19 November 2014
INALA A ZULU BALLET was part of this years Royal Variety Performance, in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, which took place on Thursday 13th November at the London Palladium and will be screened on ITV on Monday 8th December 2014.
Hosted by Michael McIntyre, INALA performed alongside artists such as Dame Shirley Bassey, Bette Midler, Alfie Boe, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Ellie Golding, Trevor Noah, Collabro and Miss Saigon.
SADLER'S WELLS 2015 ON SALE NOW!
7 November 2014
Due to phenomenal demand, INALA returns to Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, for 6 performances from 7th - 11th July 2015. Tickets are on sale. Click here to book and for further information.
London premiere at Sadler's Wells followed by UK Tour
4 September 2014
Critically-acclaimed Zulu ballet INALA, featuring live music by four-time Grammy Award®-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo and current and former members of the Royal Ballet and Rambert, will receive its London premiere at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London on 17 September for four nights, before embarking on a national tour covering nine venues, including Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, Cambridge Corn Exchange and Bristol’s Colston Hall.
The Sadler's Wells performances and UK tour follow INALA's sell-out success at Edinburgh International Festival where it received its world premiere in August at the Edinburgh Playhouse, receiving a fantastic response from audiences and critics alike
The production is the brainchild of British composer Ella Spira and First Artist of the Royal Ballet, Pietra Mello-Pittman, who are also joint producers. INALA, meaning ‘abundance of goodwill’ in Zulu, fuses western contemporary and traditional Zulu dance and music, to create a unique, immersive experience reflecting both cultures.
UK TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED - TICKETS NOW ON SALE
11 April 2014
Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 UK tour of INALA. The production will tour to nine UK venues from 24 September to 4 October, visiting: Sage Gateshead, The Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Royal Concert Hall Nottingham, Bristol Colston Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, The Anvil Basingstoke, Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Cambridge Corn Exchange. Click here for full tour details and to book tickets.
18 March 2014
INALA, a new Zulu ballet featuring live music by four-time Grammy® award-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo and dancers from the Royal Ballet and Rambert, will make its world debut headlining the Edinburgh International Festival this year, it is announced today.