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Set-up photographs showing Inala @ New Theatre, Oxford. Part of a UK tour. (Opening 23-06-15) ©Tristram Kenton 06/15 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

Set-up photographs showing Inala @ New Theatre, Oxford. Part of a UK tour.
(Opening 23-06-15)
©Tristram Kenton 06/15
(3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

INALA was a sell-out success when it premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival last year. The production went on to enjoy a sell-out run at Sadler’s Wells in London and received standing ovations throughout 2015 when it toured the regions.

The performance at the Opera House in Manchester continued this triumphant run, bringing to the stage the heat, the sounds, the energy, and the life-force of the South African plains in what some critics have dubbed ‘‘a Zulu ballet.’’

Award-winning choreographer Mark Baldwin has crafted an unstoppable winner of a show with this exhilarating fusion of South African and western cultures.

An exceptional company of 18 dancers and singers brought to life Mark Baldwin’s choreography which blends Zulu traditions with classical ballet and contemporary dance.

INALA saw choral legends, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, set the stage alight as they performed with current and former members of the Royal Ballet and Ballet Rambert.

Four-time Grammy Award winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo rose to worldwide fame through Paul Simon’s Graceland album.

Performing INALA’s original score, by Ladysmith Black Mambazo and classical composer Ella Spira, Ladysmith Black Mambazo blended the intricate rhythms and infectious harmonies of their native musical roots with live percussion, piano and strings.

Embracing South Africa’s past, present, and hopes for the future, INALA was a spiritually-uplifting delight of a show.
To find out what’s on at the Opera House in Manchester this Autumn go to www.atgtickets.com or phone the box office on 0844 871 3018.

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