Visually impressive. An ambitious, exciting collaboration and a visual treat.

Barbara Bryan, Edinburgh Guide

Inala – which translates into “abundance of goodwill” – was first conceived five years ago. The composer Ella Spira and dancer Pietra Mello-Pittman went to a concert in New York where the unique South African Ladysmith Black Mambazo choir were performing and felt inspired to create a dance piece using Zulu songs. The choir had never collaborated with anyone before but wholeheartedly entered into the venture creating a “cultural melting-pot.” Mark Baldwin, the choreographer and artistic director of Rambert interpreted the lyrics of the songs into dance and a production was finally formed.

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