Journeying Between – Youth Summer Intensive 2018

journey_bridge_19Tavaziva teamed up with the Royal Academy of Dance, Caius House and award winning photographer Jevan Chowdhury to produce an exciting youth dance and music production project.

 

JOURNEYING BETWEEN was led by Bawren Tavaziva and Royal Academy of Dance’s Step into Dance Programme Company Leader Michael Joseph. Original music and choreography was created in collaboration with the young people for a performance at Caius House. As well as  an outdoor photography shoot with award winning photographer and film maker Jevan Chowdhury which will soon be exhibited to the public.

 

Week 1: Musical soundscape composition 

Bawren is a percussionist and creates music and soundscapes for Tavaziva’s professional productions. The first week of the project took place at Caius House using their recording facilities to produce a music track for the second dance week. Bawren and our Music Assistant Monica Dhinn spent 5 afternoons creating an original piece of music incorporating many unique styles taken from the young people.

 

Week 2: Dance and choreography 

Bawren collaborated with Michael to produce a piece of choreography taking influence from the musical soundscape composed in week one and the theme of Journeying Between. On the fourth day of the dance week there was a film and photography shoot led by Jevan Chowdhury which journeyed to locations between RAD HQ and Tavaziva HQ, including Caius House and the riverfront. The photographs will form part of an exhibition in Wandsworth in October. The participants were taught his trademark fusion of African contemporary dance which was performed at Caius House on the final day of the project to an audience on friends, family and invited guests.

 

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