‘The dancers are dynamite’ The Guardian

‘Africarmen is… absolutely mesmerising. Fantastic energy, strength and focus- the intensity is incredible. The choreography is absolutely stunning. I loved it!!’ Audience member

Through a synthesis of ballet, contemporary and African dance, Bawren Tavaziva’s interpretation of the Carmen story is strikingly fierce yet sensual and is beautifully performed by six dancers. The sound track is composed and arranged by Fayyaz Virji of the Warriors International.

Played out through the entanglement of desire, deceit and corruption in an African township where military corruption is rife, Carmen dangerously and defiantly ignores all warnings in the perusal of a better life but tragedy follows her like a shadow in hot sun.

“Tavaziva’s facility for devising hot, liquid motion is indisputable” 

The Times, for Africarmen

Artistic Direction and Choreography
 Bawren Tavaziva
Music Composed and Arranged Fayyaz Virji of Warriors International
Creative Advisor Neville Campbell
Dramaturge Chris Fogg
Creative Producer Beth Cinamon
Costume Design Ben Voorhaar and Sabrina Zyla of Karisma
Lighting Design Sherry Coenen
Set Design Joseph Bisat Marshall


DSCF6260 Photo Credit - Manoj Nair

DSCF6504 Photo Credit - Manoj Nair


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