Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Indoni Dance Academy and Upcoming Dance Performance "Ikhaya"

In our second interview of the day we dove into the world of dance with our guests from Indoni Dance Academy. Sbonakaliso is the artistic director and choreographer for the academy as well as a mentor to all of her students. She is an award-winning choreographer who grew up street dancing and then learned to dance other genres in Johannesburg when she acted in the movie, Sarafina.

Khanyisa, a student at Indoni Dance Company, began dancing in grade 8, but didn’t fall in love with the art until after grade 12. Little did we know, Khanyisa is also a lovely singer and we were lucky enough to hear her sing a small segment in the studio. Check out the video below to watch her sing in the studio.

Mbovu has been “jiving since childhood” and in addition to dance also helps behind the scenes with development for Indoni Dance Academy. He shows any listener that pursuing the arts can be a career, not just a passion.

Indoni Dance Academy is now pushing to become "a house for everybody". The future vision for the academy includes providing jobs for dancers, singers, interns, and even the elderly in the hopes of addressing the high unemployment rates in South Africa. 

Tickets are quickly selling out for the upcoming Dance Performance, iKhaya, so purchase your tickets now to witness the Indoni Dancers perform Sbonakaliso’s choreography.

Event details:
What: Dance Performance called, “iKhaya” 
Where: Artscape
When: Aug 2,3,4 @19h00 & Aug 5 @15h00
Cost: R50-R100

Poster Credit: Dancers of Indoni Dance Academy – photo by  Robin Elam- Rye – Betalife Productions.

Presenter: Mkhuseli Khusi Veto
Producer: Sophie Breck

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