DEC 2017
WE REFLECT ON A YEAR OF SUCCESS

 
Happy New Year and a huge thank you for your support in 2017. It has been one of the foundations of Indoni’s success. Here are some of the year’s achievements…
 
POWERFUL PERFORMANCES

With 102 performances in professional arenas between 2015 to 2017, our proudly and uniquely South African fusion of contemporary African dance and song, showcases powerful choreographies associated with many topical issues – a major reason Indoni is becoming a popular choice over importing overseas performers.

WINNING AWARDS
Indoni won three more awards in 2017 which takes our total in the past two years to eight awards. An invitation to perform at the Impumelelo Awards event ended the evening with a standing ovation for their performance.
 
Impumelelo Social Innovations Award and Western Cape Ministerial (Arts and Culture) Award for Outstanding Contribution to Youth in Cultural Affairs.
 
MENTOR PROGRAM – A GROWING SUCCESS

Our Benefector-Mentor-Investor (BMI) program started with 20 BMI's and has now grown to 80. It provides mentoring and sponsorship for each trainee, offering tools and knowledge on how to be successful, face challenges and overcome obstacles.

To further develop this offering, we are now building an even more powerful tier of leadership through specialised training sessions for the BMI coaches. The BMI program is going into its 4th year and we will be looking for another 10 sponsors and mentors to join us in 2018.

Part of the BMI program’s growing success, is that not only do our mentors and sponsors assist with trainee development, but they also link Indoni to performance opportunities through their professional networks.

AND MORE...



CURRICULUM GROWS
Indoni Academy is now offering a more enriching curriculum with the introduction of singing, traditional music, art, yoga, Capoeira and the ACTT leadership program that will better equip trainees for self-exploration, cultivation of talents and for challenges ahead.

VEHICLE URGENTLY NEEDED
We have been invited to perform at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, and support is urgently needed to source a 22-seater bus or two kombis.
 

SUSTAINABILITY AND ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

2017 saw the formation of the Indoni Dance Company, a professional and commercial division of Indoni. This speaks to the need to grow performance arts as a vehicle for economic empowerment and sustainability.



INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE
Indoni had its first visiting international choreographer, Joshua Beamish from Canada. The piece that he choreographed was showcased alongside student choreographies, ending the year on a celebratory high note. Indoni’s own award-winning choreographer and artistic director, Sbonakaliso Ndaba, continues to astound audiences locally and internationally with her work.

A HOME FOR INDONI
We urgently need to find a venue we can use as Indoni's base. If you know of any leads that could help us find a home for Indoni, that would be an enormously vital support needed to ensure our success going forward.  

KEEP UPDATED
Our new website brings you information covering everything from our curriculum, BMI program, faculty biographies and trainee profiles, to photos and videos of performances.

http://indoni-academy.org/

Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu

“I am what I am because of who we all are.”

Our growth and success has been made possible with the support of our sponsors

and our BMI's, teachers, management and volunteers.

Thank you!

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Indoni
Oude Molen Eco Village,
Alexandra Road Pinelands,
Cape Town, Western Cape  7405
South Africa

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