Mark Baldwin choreographer | Music Co-written by Joseph Shabalala, Ladysmith Black Mambazo & Ella Spira | Pietra Mello-Pittman & Ella Spira producers
Tickets (plus booking fee): £25 - £20
Groups of 20 or more receive a 10% discount (Subject to availability, not available online. Please visit/call our Box Office on 0161 907 9000 for further details)
Approximate stage timings are as follows:
Interval: 8.10pm - 8.30pm
Approx. finish 9.10pm
Haze will be used during this concert.
Celebrating 20 years of democracy in South Africa, INALA presents choral legends, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, in a unique artistic collaboration with multi award-winning choreographer Mark Baldwin. Created by a team that includes the talents of current and former members of the Royal Ballet and Rambert, this ambitious new production embraces an exhilarating fusion of South African and Western cultures, live on stage.
Winning their fourth Grammy® Award this year, Ladysmith Black Mambazo first rose to worldwide prominence with Paul Simon’s Graceland album. Performing INALA’s original score by Joseph Shabalala and classical composer Ella Spira, Ladysmith Black Mambazo blend the intricate rhythms and infectious harmonies of their native musical roots with live percussion, piano and strings. Mark Baldwin’s richly visceral choreography unites Zulu traditions with classical ballet and contemporary dance, performed by an exceptional company of eighteen dancers and singers.
Embracing South Africa’s past, its present and new hopes for the future, INALA delivers a spiritually uplifting and beautiful live story-telling experience, powered by a cultural explosion of music, song and dance.