Tavaziva is seeking a Music Assistant to support Bawren Tavaziva on the music production week of our Journeying Between summer project for young people of varying abilities, aged 11-18. The Music Assistant will be required to assist young people in creating an original piece of music to be used for a dance production in the following week of the project. You will be required to arrive at the workshop venue at 12.30pm each day, sessions run 1pm to 4pm. You must be confident in facilitating young people and may be required to work with small groups. Music Assistant will be a musician who has some knowledge of music production and is confident working with young people.
Up to 10 young people will work with Bawren to create a piece of music to be used for the dance week inspired by the title ‘Journeying Between’. This project is also open to SEN participants attending, additional SEN support staff will be present.
You must be available to attend a planning meeting prior to the project, date TBC, as well as all dates from 13-17 August 2018. Workshops will take place at Caius House Youth Centre, 2 Holman Road, Battersea, SW11 3RL.
CALL OUT for 2 x Percussionists for Tavaziva Dance Workshop
at Wilderness Festival
* FREE TICKETS TO WILDERNESS FESTIVAL AVAILABLE*
Bawren Tavaziva needs 2 x djembe percussionists to accompany him for a 1 hour Tavaziva dance workshop at Wilderness Festival on Friday 3rd June 2018. Percussionists will watch Tavaziva company performing Izindava on the Atrium Stage, and then play for the dance workshop open to all festival-goers.
Performance and Workshop details:
Fri 3 August 2018
In return, you will receive:
1 x Full Weekend Artist Pass for Wilderness Festival
Percussionists will need to bring:
Your own djembe drum/percussion instrument
Your own camping equipment
Please send CV and any video clips of performances to
We are excited to announce that Sadlers Wells Presents has chosen Tavaziva to perform an excerpt of Izindava at The Great Get Together at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday 24th June.
Don’t miss this beautiful moving female trio taken from Bawren’s current production Izindava, communicating a universal message about human fragility within our changing world.
Performances: 13:45 & 16:30 on The Main Stage Duration: 15mins
Location: North Events Lawn, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 3BS
The Great Get Together forms part of a nationwide event in partnership with the Jo Cox Foundation to bring communities together to celebrate connections and commonality. Head to the Olympic Park between 12noon – 6pm and celebrate London’s diverse communities. Expect music and dance from around the world, along with a variety of family-friendly activities.
Tavaziva is looking for one male dancer to join the company to perform at Wilderness Festival on 3rd August 2018, includes a free festival weekend ticket.
Tavaziva is a contemporary-African dance company led by Zimbabwean-born Bawren Tavaziva. His unique and powerful style is a synthesis of ballet, contemporary and African dance and demands dancers with strong technique.
Applicants must have attended professional dance training for at least 3 years and have strong contemporary dance technique. African dance styles will be an advantage.
Suitable applicants will be invited to attend company class on Wednesday 20 June and Thursday 21 June, 10.30am-12pm.
The contract will be offered on a freelance basis. Fee available on request.
Tavaziva’s professional class returns and Bawren Tavaziva will be leading an hour and a half class incorporating his unique synthesis of ballet, contemporary and African dance styles. Get ready for a highly energetic and physically challenging contemporary class that will raise your fitness levels.
Dates: 20th & 21st June, 27th & 30th & 31st July, 1st August and 20th &21st September
Location: Caius House, 2 Holman Rd, Battersea, London SW11 3RA
Bawren Tavaziva gives insights into the creation of #IZINDAVA on One Dance UK’s news page this week, as it makes its way to Newcastle’s Dance City. Take a read in preparation for the upcoming performances.
Bawren and Company Dancer Yaa Appiah-Badu worked with a group of boys aged 11-16 in February half term to create and choreograph dance, and learn film-making skills by experts from our project partners Chocolate Films. The boys not only performed their final piece at Laban in Greenwich, but also documented the process and performance, sharing their experience through film.
On tour this spring, former Tavaziva dancer Anna Watkins presents OATH. Three contemporary dance works, which include a short dance film in collaboration with Film Oxford.
20 April 7.30pm Swindon Dance
25 April 7.30pm Watermans, London
4 May 7.30pm Pegasus Theatre, Oxford
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