Their dedication to what they do is obvious …. Even in the more intimate moments (during iKhaya performance) there is a ferocity of intent that sustains the incredible energy of the work.

Shirley-Anne Bezuidenhout
What’s On in Cape Town, 4 August 2017.

Firstly, I would like to thank Indoni for a wonderful commitment and professionalism displayed during Azishe preparations and performances.

Your dancers blew me away, the respect they showed off stage was amazing. They performance display was out of this world. Even after the incident your dancers behave like nothing had happened even though I knew they were affected emotionally. Sbo as a leader held the group together.  It was a blessing to have Sbo next to me last week.

Sifiso

Click below to view/download letter of reference from:
Jay Pather, Associate Professor, University of Cape Town
Director, Institute for Creative Arts (ICA)

The apex of the show – at least on opening night – is ‘Inkululeko’ by Indoni Dance which is truly one of the most powerful dance works I have seen in a long time, bringing the audience to their feet even before the curtain call.

As the dramatic music started I had my doubts as to whether the piece could live up to such iconic music but I was thrilled to be proven wrong.

The dancers explode onto the stage, filling it with a zealous energy, throwing themselves into dangerous and exhilarating lifts. But beyond the tricks and abilities of the dancers, what makes Sbonakaliso Ndaba’s choreography stand out is the togetherness of the dancers, who move with such a throbbing energy and synchronicity that is rarely achieved by many professional companies.

It is a compelling work that inspires massive pride in what is brewing within South African dance.

Shirley-Anne Bezuidenhout

Click below to view/download letter of recommendation fromRhoda Kadalie, Executive Director Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre