Dance / Great Hall

The death house is packed with womXn’s (and men’s) bodies as prisoners, being observed under the conditions of the death watch as they are about to enter the execution chamber. Icala will create conversations when it comes to re-silencing. We as the public “sIneCALA” of distancing ourselves from the reality we face. We choose to wash our hands clean so as not to be stained with guilt or damned in a ‘forever hell’. The performance is both Physical Theatre and Dance. The movement is both composed and unstrung from time to time.

10% ticket sales and 10% made from Art Work displayed will be donated to an organization that fights Gender Based Violence in the Eastern Cape and in South Africa


Director and Choreographer, Sandy Vlandir

Stage Manager, Linathi Ndubela

Videographer, Wande Titi

Costume Designer and beadwork designer,

Composer, Praise Mathebula

Dancer, Sazikazi Ndabula
Dancer, Sange Mpambani
Dancer, Simamkele Crankydy Xako
Dancer, Anusha Mbewu

Backstage Hands:
Thibaza Gwata
Bianca Swanepoel
Lindokuhle Ndwayana


Sandy studied Drama, Ethnomusicology and Psychology at Rhodes University. In completing drama, she specialized in Site-Specific Choreography, Physical and Visual theatre, Directing, Physical theatre and Actor and the Audience. She has directed a number of works such as Spaces Between Us: Colourblind (2022) which showcased at the National Arts Festival in Makhanda; Herold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter (2014), Mike van Graans’ Heartbreak Medusa (2014), Tshepang: The Third Testament (2014) by Lara Foot-Newton and Through The Looking Glass by Lindsay Price (2018) as part of Victoria Girls’ High School Founders’ Weekend Programme. Works that Sandy has choreographed are Living in Sacrifice (2013) and God’s Awakening (2013) . She has performed at the National Arts Festival 2012 as part of an ensemble of dancers called Angry Africa for the show Discharge directed and choreographed by Gavin Krastin, Alan Parker and Rat Western.

  • Venue: Great Hall
  • City: Makhanda
  • Location: Prince Alfred Street, Grahamstown, Makhanda, 6140
  • Ticket Price: R100.00
  • Programme Type: FRINGE
  • Genre: Dance
  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Ages: 13+
  • Language: ENGLISH
June 24, 2023   18:30 - 19:30
June 25, 2023   12:00 - 13:00
June 26, 2023   14:00 - 15:00
June 27, 2023   16:00 - 17:00