Director: Sbonakaliso Ndaba
Choreographer: Sbonakaliso Ndaba
Featured Artists: Bulelani Georg , Lubabalo Pupu, Mthetheleli Dlakavu, Lusindiso Dibela, Mesuli Nale, Mbulelo Mzazi, Noxolo Magadla, Zithulele Mgoqi, Ndimphiwe Makatene, Litha Makanda, Sinawo Ngceni, Amanda Guma, Sinazo Mxeli, Sandisile Madama, Monwabisi Bence, Sesethu Liwana, Vuyolwethu Mdluli, Aviwe Dulani, Wani Johannes, Chumande Ngqakotye
Company: INDONI DANCE ARTS AND LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
‘IKhaya’, ‘Home’, for award winning choreographer, Sbonakaliso Ndaba, was a place where you were born, a place of safety where you embraced who you were; a place surrounded by a sense of love.
When her mother died she was shocked into realizing her home had lost its heart. This beautiful, affectionate family fell apart. Her father, a man whose mere existence created waves of movement around him, lost his sense of purpose. Handshakes replaced hugs at greeting.
The work iKhaya showcases how this sense of emptiness, this lack of belonging and unconditional love, this void from the death of a mother, has been replaced in the world by a ‘wishy washy’ going with the flow. Relationships are arbitrary and short lived, constantly changing, directionless. Ndaba states, “as a woman of colour in South Africa I realised there was work I needed to do, re-looking at my past and allowing these experiences to inform and shape our future.”
The show is crafted to make the women shine, to highlight the pivotal role of women in the world today, and her central role in our lives and our societies. To her the woman is an anchor in many ways; in life, at home, leading, guiding, voicing and creating.