Dance  /  Theatre / Great Hall

ABANGONI. Those who do not sin, is the original name of the abaNguni tribe. This dance production follows a group of people who embark on a journey to connect with the lost spirit of untu and to find the place where ABANGONI once lived. Led by a tenacious woman who is instructed by amathonga to search for the rich land where the abangoni descendants once lived, they are followed by a dark spirit that deflects them from connecting with the spirit that will save the Afrikan nation (abantu).


Choreographer: Mzamo Kunene
Director: Sonwa Sakuba
Cast: Mzamo Kunene, Yakha Mlali, Sinovuyo Mbasane, Obakeng More, Alizwa Majelman, Samkelo Sintwa, Lisakhanya Matrose, Bathandwa Diniso, Siphosovuyo Mtseli, Luthando Blandile, Unamandla Sahluko, Viwe Njongo, Asemahle Xenti


This production features a cast of students that are currently enrolled within the 3 three-year Professional Training Programme at the Sonwa Sakuba Institute for the Performing Arts in East London. Having launched in 2021 the growing institution is fast becoming a household name within the Eastern Cape for producing world class performers and productions. Through providing access to international qualifications in dance, music and drama and a faculty of experienced industry professionals, the quality of training at the institution has been revered and received critical acclaim by both international examiners and audiences. Amongst the list of many, previous productions include ‘Hidden Identity’, ‘Till Death Do Us Apart’, ‘Moana JR’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘All You Need Is Love’, ‘Abangoni’ and the Bronze Standard Bank Ovation Award Winning ‘Afrika Sings!’. Striving to engage, empower and inspire both students and audiences, the institution continues to take talents to the next level whilst ensuring that graduates emerge as multifaceted 21st century artists.

  • Venue: Great Hall
  • City: Makhanda
  • Location: Prince Alfred Street, Grahamstown, Makhanda, 6140
  • Ticket Price: R80.00
  • Programme Type: FRINGE
  • Genre: Dance  /  Theatre
  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Ages: All Ages
  • Language: English & IsiXhosa
June 24, 2023   21:30 - 22:15
June 25, 2023   20:00 - 20:45
June 26, 2023   18:00 - 18:45