Family friendly


Sun Nov 26, 18:45 - Mon Nov 27, 20:30

District Six Homecoming Centre, Star Theatre


A South African dance and musical production inspired by Maxwell Xolani Rani's: Tears in the Rain.

Tears in the Rain is an African contemporary dive into the impact of winter rains in Cape Town's townships. Expanding on this central theme, Imvula is an ode to the immeasurable depth of South Africa’s creative potential and its peoples collective resilience. 

“It is so special when you get to witness dancers exquisitely embody power, authenticity, generosity, commitment, expressivity as vocabularies of technique from the first to the last beat. One could sense that for this community, dance is life itself! Such a unique African Contemporary aesthetic that breathes embodied truth and a Southern African flavor.” Lisa Wilson, Head of Dance at UCT

Curated by:

Maxwell Xolani Rani & Benjamin Nivison

Creative Team:

Maxwell Xolani Rani | Benjamin Nivison | Adele Blank | Zimbini Makwethu

Balu Nivison | Tanzley Jooste | Leroy Samuels | Wongalethu Kasba

Sisipho Mponzo | Victoria Spencer | Lauren Hambly-Wise | David Gardner

Performed by:

Anelisa Wana | Asanda Wana | Entle Matyathanga | Puseletso Maile

Nico Masepe | Mcebisi Fani | Wongalethu Kasba | Abdul Isaacs

Thandolwethu Mtebe | Zanele Mketsu | Yolanda Ntanyana | Lukhanyo Nongqongqo

Featured musicians:

Moodship | Andile Kraai | David Gardner

Mestre Renato Espirrinho | Nkosenathi Koela

Guest Artists:

YOAV | Jabulile Majola | SANDE

In Collaboration with:

Elvis Sibeko Studios

Special thanks to:

TFG | The Crazy Store | Simon Bowley

The Ackerman Family Foundation | ALKMY

Show Details:

Drinks: 18:30

Starts: 19:00 (75 minutes with no interval)

Q/A: 20:30 - 21:00


Liberating Creative Excellence

BABA YAYA is a South African Performing Arts NGO based in Cape Town. Formerly known as the Indoni dance, arts and leadership academy, a decision to rebrand took place in 2022.


District Six Homecoming Centre, Star Theatre
Harrington St & Caledon St, District Six, Cape Town, 7925
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