Ghana Dance Project
In 2015 Tavaziva visited Tamale, Northern Ghana to deliver a dance project with ‘Din Nani Cultural Performance Group’ –
an outreach dance programme set up and supported by RAINS Foundation. Through weekly dance training sessions, the Din Nani programme aims to provide a safe and supportive environment, to strengthen communities and to empower
young people through dance.
Bawren Tavaziva and dancers Lisa Rowley and Ellen Yilma joined the ‘Din Nani Cultural Performance Group’ with our Company Administrator and Education Manager Emily Bray and organiser Jack Cinamon in April 2015.
Together they created choreography and exchanged their dance styles and techniques with the local Ghanaian dancers and their artistic leader Chief Inusa. This led to a performance at the end of the week in their outdoor training ground, watched by around 70 local people. Workshops were also delivered in local schools where hundreds of children were thrilled to join in.
Tavaziva continue their relationship with the Din Nani group and hope to work towards an exchange programme.
Keep an eye out for updates on the group and news from our friends in Ghana!
Din Nani and Tavaziva wish
to thank all those who kindly donated funds and gifts for local dancers and school children.
If you would like to support the ongoing development of this project, please contact us:
0208 365 9150
Peace One Day
Bawren Tavaziva is lending his support to Peace Day and calling
out to all dancers around the world
to take part.
Peace One Day’s efforts brought about the unanimous adoption by UN Member States of an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on 21 September (Peace Day). The aim is to institutionalise the day around the world – to date global exposure is over one billion people and the goal is to reach three billion by Peace Day 2016. Please click on the following link for an introductory film.
One Day One Dance uses dance to promote peace and unity on Peace Day, and to raise awareness of the day globally. This year STOMP UK, the Joburg Ballet, Lukas McFarlane, Alleviate and many more influential dancers worldwide have now confirmed their support to One Day One Dance.
Tavaziva Dance is delighted to be part of this global campaign and we look forward to the Peace One Day team filming us in September.