CALL OUT FOR MALE DANCER

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.

To apply: please send your biography and show reel links to: kathleen.murphy@tavazivadance.com by 12noon Tuesday 19 June 2018.

 

Please DO NOT apply if you are not available for these dates:

Fri 27 July – Rehearsal in London 10am-6pm

Mon 30 July – Rehearsal in London 10am-6pm

Tue 31 July – Rehearsal in London 10am-6pm

Wed 1 August – Rehearsal in London 10am-6pm

Thurs 2 August – Travel day

Fri 3 August – Performance @ Wilderness Festival

 

Tavaziva is unable to sponsor work visas and you must have the legal right to work in the UK.

If you have any questions please email kathleen.murphy@tavaziavdance.com or call 020 8237 7010.

Tavaziva is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all. Please let us know of any access requirements on application.

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Professional Class Returns!

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Dancers join us for class!

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

Time: 10:30am – 12pm

The studio will be open from 10am for warming up

 

Book here to avoid disappointment!


Meet the Artist: Bawren Tavaziva

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.

 

Dance City, Newcastle  12th April, 7:30pm

The Civic, Barnsley  14th April, 7:30pm

Jersey Arts Centre, Jersey  18th April, 8:00pm

South hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell  30th April, 7:45pm

We look forward to seeing you at one of our venues!

 

Meet the Artist: Bawren Tavaziva


CHIPAWO Film Project

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.

Here it is, we hope you enjoy it!


Back in the rehearsal studio for Izindava

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What a fantastic week Tavaziva has had back in the studio rehearsing Izindava, which tours again this spring!

The company dancers are back refreshing the show with Bawren Tavaziva, accompanied by by new dancer Kieran Page (who we will introduce to you properly next week).

Don’t forget that you can join the dancers for pro class every day next week – details can be found by clicking here.

And make sure you catch the show near you, first stop is Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London on Thursday 22 March.

Then we’ll be touring the UK:

3 April 2018
Mercury Theatre, Colchester

12 April 2018
DanceCity, Newcastle

14 April 2018
The Civic, Barnsley

18 April 2018
Jersey Arts Centre, Jersey

30 April 2018
South Hill Park, Bracknell

Click here for more details on the tour.


Young Warriors

Another fantastic review from blogger A Dancer’s Perspective on taking part in Tavaziva’s residency with Dance Republic 2‘s Propella group in the autumn, who created a very powerful piece called Young Warriors. The performance was presented as a curtain raiser for Izindava at AMATA in Falmouth. Company dancers Yaa Appiah-Badu and Luke Crook had a wonderful week working with 11 young dancers to create the work…click here to read in full!

“It was a really special few days for me and I’m so happy to hear that it had a similar impact on a group with so much potential” Luke Crook

Catch Izindava on tour this spring – click here to find out about tour dates and here for info on our learning and participation programme.


OATH by former Tavaziva Dancer Anna Watkins

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.

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20 April 7.30pm Swindon Dance

25 April 7.30pm Watermans, London
4 May 7.30pm Pegasus Theatre, Oxford

From evolution theories transitioning into modern man to the equality of women. Our behaviours and instincts in society. Celebrating 100 years since women were able to vote. It’s time we all made a change. Click here for more information and how to book.


Bawren choreographs for #Ending the Silence

2949-1019Bawren is currently collaborating with Euton Daley’s Unlock the Chains Collective who are in rehearsals for the new production #Ending the Silence, also featuring Tavaziva company dancer Luke Crook. The show is at the Old Fire Station, Oxford from 22 to 24 February.

Celebrating 70 years since the MV Empire Windrush landed at Tilbury Docks in 1948, the show contributes to the Black Lives Matter movement and takes a journey through the Black experience. Click here for more information and how to book.


Professional class is back!

Dancers come and join us for class!

A unique synthesis of ballet, contemporary and African dance styles lead by either Bawren Tavaziva, rehearsal Assistant Lisa Rowley or ballet class with guest teachers. Be ready for a highly energetic and physically challenging contemporary or ballet class that will raise your fitness levels.

Venue: bbo Dance, Ensign House, Battersea Reach, Juniper Drive, SW18 1TA

Time: 10:30am – 12pm, studio open from 10am

Price: £8 per class

Click here for more details and to book!

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Call for Male Dancer

Tavaziva is looking for one male dancer to join the company for rehearsals and touring of its production IZINDAVA from March 2018.

Male dancers must have at least 3 years professional experience, strong contemporary technique and be able to learn quickly.

Apply by sending biography and show reel by 10am Friday 9 February 2018. Click here for further details.