“The tale of the Sisters Grimm is one that leads from an ambitious composer and a ballerina to huge, stage productions, the Grammys and, they hope, the home of fantastical storytelling: Disney.” THE EVENING STANDARD
LIVE AUDIENCE 120,000
PR reach 185 million
SOCIAL IMPACT RECIPIENTS 6000
2009 Sisters Grimm formed their production company after an introduction by a mutual friend in 2008. With a vision to tell stories and create large-scale theatrical performances that bring music, artists and dance history to a new level.
Rapunzel the Final Chapter, Short Film, Co-production between Sisters Grimm & the Royal Opera House Short. With backing from Sir Tony Hall, Sisters Grimm produced a ground-breaking short ballet film using state of the art technology shot entirely at The Clore Studio in The Royal Opera House. The music was composed by Ella Spira and was recorded at Air Lyndhurst Studios, The Bond Hall.
INALA, produced by Sisters Grimm, premiered at Edinburgh International Festival 2014 to sell out audiences. Performed at the over 3000 capacity Playhouse Theatre (the largest theatre in Europe ) Inala had a phenomenal opening for a new work created by two young producers, Ella Spira and Pietra Mello-Pittman.
INALA was performed at the Royal Variety Performance and broadcast on ITV.
In 2014 Sisters Grimm premiered their ﬁrst full-length musical dance production, “INALA”, meaning abundance of goodwill in Zulu, with Grammy award winning, South African legends, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, current and former dancers of the Royal Ballet & Rambert. INALA is a marriage of South African choral music and contemporary dance that fuses cultures and storytelling.
A MASSIVE HIT – The Daily Telegraph
INTOXICATING – The Telegraph
A new meaning to the expression
‘Feelgood’. – Express
A triumph, Irresistable! – The Guardian
Inspiring, uplifting and utterly
mesmerising! – The Reviews Hub
Warm-hearted and entertaining! – The Evening Standard
International premiere of INALA at the Chekhov Festival in Moscow, receiving standing ovations. Sisters Grimm became a client of United Kingdom Trade and Industry (“UKTI”) and were proud to become part of Downing Street’s GREAT Campaign showcasing the best of the UK, representing Creativity is GREAT. August 2015 Second year running INALA received Critical acclaim and coverage in all major broadsheets. August 2015 INALA Audience evaluation results – 60,000 total live audience reach, 30-45% new audiences and 33 million PR reach.
WE HAVE BEEN GRAMMY NOMINATED! “Music From INALA,” Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Ella Spira and the Inala Ensemble has been GRAMMY nominated for Best World Music Album.
Manchester Theatre Award Nomination for INALA – Best special Entertainment.
Voices Of The Amazon has it’s World Premiere at the Pushkin Theatre, Moscow in the Jubilee Chekhov Festival. Followed by UK premiere at Sadlers Wells London. It then plays at Latitude Festival Southwold and has it’s Asia premiere at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands Singapore
Voices of the Amazon wins Brazilian International Press Awards, Voices of the Amazon wins Best Show and is nominated for Best Director.
Sisters Grimm announce the relaunch of Inala with SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR for a 7 week UK regional tour, 3 weeks at the London Peacock Theatre and 1 week in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands featuring Royal Ballet and Rambert dancers and celebrating diversity at a time when it is most needed.
For the first time ever, the Iconic Ministry of Sound was transformed into a theatrical space showcasing the phenomenal collection produced and directed by Sisters Grimm.