Coronavirus Update

  • Indoni has closed its rehearsal space until further notice
  • While in isolation in the townships, our trainees need mobile data to enable them to receive their daily training videos, wellbeing support, and vital information on how to obtain food parcels
  • For this to happen, we NEED MONEY FOR DATA. For example, one month’s data per person costs ZAR150
  • Indoni also requires ongoing funding to stay afloat – there are 3 ways to support Indoni, as outlined below.

Donate via Bank Transfer

  • Transfer any amount direct to Indoni’s Standard Bank account

  • Account No.: 070105537

  • Please put your full name as reference, unless you wish to remain anonymous.

Donate via Paypal

  • Use a debit/credit card even if you don’t have a Paypal account
  • Any currency you prefer
  • A one-off or recurring payment of any amount
  • Most major credit cards incl.: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and more.
    Click the donate button below

Donate via Backabuddy

  • Click to donate money specifically for trainee’s data
  • #KeepIndoniDancing Back a Buddy campaign is to raise R50,000 for data

  • The funds will be divided between our 43 trainees.

Indoni in Lockdown

Mthetheleli is staying with his mother, three sisters and a nephew in a small shack in Khayelitsha. He has no space at home. In order to remain in-training, he escapes to the fields of a church hall near his home. It is there he spends time creating, integrating dance, drama and the spoken word into his own technique.

Armed only with a smartphone and the WhatsApp platform, data has become Mthetheleli’s lifeline. He is one of 43 young performing artists in training with Indoni Dance Arts and Leadership Academy.

They are all locked down in the townships of Cape Town. Recording their sense of frustration and stress in solos danced to a cellphone is their new normal.

Live performances used to help pay for their monthly stipends. In the meantime, they have to stay connected. Their assignments provide a structure to their days. Their ongoing training gives them a sense of belonging and the hope that they will find a place in the performing arts industry that they aspire to. 

The ongoing cost of data for the next few months has become the greatest expense for Indoni Dance Arts and Leadership Academy. It is also the most vital. This will ensure that these youngsters from the under-resourced townships of the Cape will continue to stay connected.

Indoni at Shanghai Tourism Festival 2019

For the first time ever, the African continent was represented at the 2019 Shanghai Tourism Festival.

Organised by the Mzansi One Tree Development Group, well-known singer Vicky Sampson teamed up with the Indoni Dance Academy and the Hybridt Dance Crew to participate in the Festival. 

Indoni choreographer Sbonakaliso Ndaba and Hybridt choreographer Liesle Hendricks collaborated to create a vibrant, colourful dance to the popular South African song ‘One Land’, performed live by Vicky Sampson in the Opening Ceremony and Parade. In addition to a parade, the two groups performed in a mixed programme of their own works on different stages over the four-day Festival.

Indoni at Grahamstown Arts Festival

‘IKHAYA’ cast spark in the dark

“Whatever misfortune was at play, the superlative cast of Ihkaya were not going to allow it to rain on their parade.

A power outage had already delayed the start by 20 minutes when about two minutes into the production…”

Click to read full report by Sboniso Thombeni

Watch video: Sbonakaliso Ndaba, our award-winning choreographer, tells a moving story of Indoni’s humble beginnings…

Investing in our Youth

Enduring unemployment and poverty in South Africa means that 4 million black youth have no prospects after school. Millions of ‘freedom’ generation kids grow up under worse material conditions than their parents did during the Apartheid era.

Offering a Path of Hope

The amount of talent and creativity in South African schools is astonishing. Liberating that talent is the aim of the Indoni Dance Arts & Leadership Academy. A vital component of our trainees’ education is to rekindle hope, and provide dignity and life skills to young people.

Training for a Career in the Arts

We provide a three year post-school professional training programme for dance and integrated arts, including music, drama, and visual arts. Each student is empowered to become a creative collaborator in their own productive future.

How You Can Make a Difference

A vital component of the Indoni trainees’ education is to rekindle hope, and provide dignity and life skills. Each student is empowered to become a creative collaborator in their own productive future. CLICK BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE…

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