Abundant Art’s Protima Chatterjee spoke with Mark Baldwin before the show and here is what he had to share about his experience with Inala.
Inala, a Zulu Ballet is a product of a unique collaboration between the Grammy Award winning South African Soweto Gospel Choir and leading dancers from London. The dancers are drawn from the Royal Ballet, Rambert, Richard Alston Dance Company and Company Wayne McGregor.
Presented by Sisters Grimm and choreographed by multi-award-winning choreographer Mark Baldwin OBE, it is an engaging, enjoyable and a trailblazing stage production. The Grammy nominated musical score is not only sung but danced by the Gospel choir singers. They touch the audience deeply with their overwhelming stage presence. The dancers are strong and chiselled – their powerful emotive performance leaves the audience gasping. Mark Baldwin’s artistic vision is perfectly translated through this mesmerising storytelling of the ‘abundance of goodwill’ or Inala in Zulu. It is a coming together of diverse cultures, artistic disciplines and backgrounds in one power packed presentation – a must watch!
Inala will run from April 30th to May 18th at the Peacock Theatre, Sadlers Wells