By Rosamaria Kostic Cisneros, 20 December 2013
‘..Yimani by South African choreographer Mbulelo Ndabeni, united dance and music harmoniously. Yimani, which means “to stand strong and wait”, is a piece commenting on the voiceless women who suffered under apartheid. The five female bodies on stage generated a feeling of sisterhood, which transcended racial barriers beautifully. The piece had African dance elements, like frisky torso rolls, which were pronounced by heavy drum beats. The work as a whole created a sense of solidarity but also left room for each woman to have a personality. The piece exemplified the choreographer’s ability to craft narratives that combine cultural dance elements with a Western Contemporary palate’