Indoni Dance Academy are collaborating with other groups to present a show of African contemporary dance called Beyond on Sunday August 25 at the Artscape theatre, at 3pm and 6pm.
In a show of strength and unity, these performances feature over 120 dancers from the Indoni Dance Academy, Dance Theatre Africa, Figure of 8, Jika Madinga, Unmute, Nqaba, Janine Booysens, Alexander Sinton High, Jazzart and Is’thatha.
Individual works are choreographed by each company but to weave a common thread throughout, Sbonakaliso Ndaba, the artistic director of Indoni Dance Academy, directs the performances and the grand finale.
To add to the sense of unity, Sbonakaliso has recommended a soundscape created by the haunting music of the world fusion multi-instrumentalist, Reinhardt Buhr.
Each company has also chosen dancers from their outreach groups to experience what it takes to put on a live performance. They will have the opportunity to work alongside the role models in their own company and also the leading dancers, choreographers and trainers of all the companies involved. The show is one hour with no interval.
Tickets cost R100 or R50 for students and R20 for block bookings. Book through Computicket.