Indoni Dancing Through Lockdown

Indoni Dance Company created a video to encapsulate what it is to be a dancer confined in such small quarters. It also captures their resilience and shows how these individuals made the most of their circumstances.

With funding from the Department of Sports, Arts & Culture, and the Western Cape Government, a professional film crew travelled from home to home to film this unique and dynamic performance.

Under the artistic direction of our award-winning choreographer, Sbonakaliso Ndaba, our dancers improvised, choreographed and performed inside/outside their own homes in Khayelitsha, Langa and Philippi.

Individual vignettes of dance were designed to create a sense of togetherness, unifying them within their isolation.

The finale of coming back together, wearing masks, was filmed on the Artscape Theatre stage, Cape Town, South Africa.

The music selected for this performance is a song called Desert Nomad by Reinhardt Buhr from his album Movement 2 (2019).

With thanks to the communities of Khayelitsha, Langa and Philippi, and Siki’s cafe in Khayelitsha.

Made possible by the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, Western Cape Provincial Government and Artscape.