‘The dancers are dynamite’ The Guardian

‘it is not about fear, it is about strength and humanity’

Bawren Tavaziva’s new work Izindava is dynamic, bold and explores human fragility within our changing world. Beautiful yet haunting and provocative, Izindava unearths raw emotions that are unsettling and unforgettable.

Growing up amongst persecution and segregation, Bawren’s memories of freedom instilled a strength of spirit and resistance that has shaped this work.

Bawren’s unbridled and intricate movement synthesises ballet, contemporary and African dance styles and is performed by a cast of stunning dancers.

Izindava translates as ‘news’ in the Zimbabwean language Ndebele.

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

The Times, for Africarmen

Artistic Direction and Choreography Bawren Tavaziva

Music Bawren Tavaziva

Dramaturgy Peter Glanville and Joanne Bernard

Creative Producer Beth Cinamon

Costume Design Ben Voorhaar and Sabrina Zyla of Karisma

Lighting Design Sherry Coenen

Production Manager Christopher Silvester

Izindava Teaser Trailer

Upcoming Tour Dates


27 Aug 2017

Riverside Stage National Theatre, London (excerpt, outside)


28 September 2017

The Showroom, Chichester


2 October 2017

Northcott Theatre, Exeter


5 October 2017

Lakeside Arts, Nottingham


12-13 October 2017

Lilian Baylis, Sadlers Wells, London


20 (schools matinee) & 21 October 2017

Falmouth University Theatre, Falmouth


2 November 2017 

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough


17 November 2017

Pegasus Theatre, Oxford


23 November 2017

Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton