iKhaya (Home)

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.

Sbonakaliso Ndaba, Artistic Director of the Academy, is recognised as one of the leading contemporary African choreographers.

She was the winner of the Western Cape Cultural Affairs Award in 2016 for ‘Best Contribution to Performing Arts: Dance’ and in 2017 for  ‘Outstanding Achievement of Youth in Arts and Culture’.

The programme is presented as part of the Cape Town Fringe Festival 2017.

Ticket prices:
Full price tickets at Zolani: R35
Full price tickets at UCT: R80

Running Time: 55 minutes – no interval