INALA, meaning ‘abundance of goodwill’, celebrates 21 years of democracy in South Africa. The show is a vigorous cultural fusion of the gorgeous rhythms and music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, integrated with Mark Baldwin’s choreographic response, which successfully combines classical and contemporary styles. Right from the start, musicians, singers and dancers were as one body, conversing together in rhythmic harmony against a backdrop that suggested the wide open plains of the savannah, illuminated to show the passage of day and night. (more…)