Inala (4 stars)

A mix of Western ballet and traditional Zulu song and dance with live music from Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

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An exhilarating fusion of South African and Western cultures culminates in an explosion of music, song and dance.

After two sell-out runs at Sadler’s Wells, the Grammy Award nominated INALA makes it’s West End debut at The Peacock. Created to celebrate 20 years of democracy in South Africa, INALA (meaning “abundance of goodwill” in Zulu) blends visceral dance with intricate rhythms of Zulu tradition to deliver a powerfully uplifting live experience.

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Inala

12 Aug 20144 stars

Beautiful Zulu ballet set to Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Edinburgh International Festival

It’s often the case that dance at the International Festival, while pushing the boundaries of creativity – Batsheva, Preljocaj – isn’t always the most accessible. In this sense Zulu ballet Inala is a breath of warm fresh air, rich in its costume colours…

Music highlights from the 2014 Edinburgh International Festival

15 Jul 2014

Including Sweet Mambo, Czech Philharmonic, Ganesh Versus the Third Reich and Kronos Quartet

Sweet Mambo. Five years on from her death, Pina Bausch’s reputation as one of the most important choreographers of our age is only strengthening with time. Tanztheater Wuppertal, the dance ensemble she led from 1973, are carrying on her work and taking…

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