ABOUT THE SHOW
Celebrating 21 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 last year, Ladysmith Black Mambazo first rose to worldwide prominence with Paul Simon’s Graceland album. Performing INALA’s original score by Ladysmith Black Mambazo 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 experience, powered by a cultural explosion of music, song and dance.
‘Rapunzel-The Final Chapter’.
In September 2009 Sisters Grimm Ltd produced ‘Rapunzel-The Final Chapter’. A short ballet film shot on the Red One digital camera.
This was the directorial debut of Pietra Mello-Pittman and was shot entirely at The Clore Studio in The Royal Opera House. The music was composed by Ella Spira was recorded at Air Lyndhurst Studios, The Bond Hall.
The Prince (Xander Parish) has been blinded by his fall from the tower, but Rapunzel's (Sabina Westcombe) tears restore his sight and he can see Rapunzel's beauty once more.