A compelling new work on the generations brought up without a sense of home. Children growing themselves!
For award winning choreographer, Sbonakaliso Ndaba, “IKhaya” (Home) was a place where you were born, a place of safety where you embraced who you were and a place surrounded by a sense of love.
The Background Story
When Sbonakaliso’s mother died, she was shocked into realising her home had lost its heart. This beautiful, affectionate family fell apart. Her father, a man whose mere existence created waves of movement around him, lost his sense of purpose. Handshakes replaced hugs at greeting.
The work “iKhaya” showcases how this sense of emptiness, this lack of belonging and unconditional love, this void from the death of a mother, has been replaced in the world by a business, a “wishy washy” going with the flow. Relationships are arbitrary and short lived. Constantly changing. Directionless.
The dancers of Indoni Dance Arts & Leadership Academy embrace this theme with a sense of relentless drive and energy.
Cast of Indoni with Marlene Le Roux, CEO of Artscape, the National DG of A&C and other dignitaries.
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…