Indlondlo Zulu Dancers

Based: Durban

Indlondlo Zulu Dancers is a Non- Profit Organisations (151- 983 NPO) that performs and educate Cultural Dances in the rural areas of the Valley of 1000 Hills/ KwaNyavu / Mkhambathini and surrounding areas. This group is made of executive management, administrators and performers. The group was established in 2010 through gathering young boys together and perform the Zulu dance (ukusina) and by the time goes, warrior dance (indlamu) was introduced. Seeing that warrior dance is much loved by lots of people, we opted to concentrate and promote it extensively.

We were at that time, just performing and never thought of establishing a professional cultural dance group. That was until Mr Msizeni Mngadi, the founder of group decided to have different structures and set up the uniform and all other needed dance materials such as drums and sticks and the attire. We started entering competitions, playing for free entertainment which was and still is,our strong point – doing this for the love of it not necessarily for compensation at the end.

 

This grew within us, and we committed to keep the team growing and composed more styles of dance and songs. We received more followers and started receiving invitations to perform at weddings and traditional ceremonies etc… Mr Mngadi then started thinking about all that the group can achieve in educating the youth about our culture and the dance. That is where he decided to register the group as an NPO in order to run work professionally and start engaging government departments and other professional cultural organisations.

The group then was registered in April 2015 under Department of Social Development as Indlondlo Zulu Dancers, Arts and Cultural Centre (IZDACC) of which now we are working hard to market and get more involved in cultural activities that are taking place in and outside the country. Most of all, is the project that we have established in teaching and educating about the Zulu culture and the Zulu dance including warrior dance.

 

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