Tavaziva is delighted to hear that our creative collaborator Sherry Coenen is one of the winners of the Knight of Illumination (KOI) Awards that took place on Sunday, 6th of October at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London. The annual ceremony brings together over 500 entertainment industry professionals in lighting and video design and celebrates their achievements working across Theatre, Television, and Concert Touring & Events. Sherry received the MA Lighting Award for Club within the Concert Touring & Events category for Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster. Congratulations on your well-deserved success!

Photo credit: KOI Awards

In September Tavaziva facilitated a three-day research and development session at Theatre Peckham. We brought the production and technical team for BOY’S KHAYA together and started to test the lighting, sound, technology and costume ideas with Bawren Tavaziva and four of the company dancers in attendance.

The choreography challenged the design elements, and working with all the visual effects and graphics was a great experience for the team as we started to discover and understand the real potential of combining dance and motion capture technology with real-time graphics. We ended the session with a four-hour publicity shoot, where the dancers got to play with Bawren’s material in front of cameras, resulting in a brand-new teaser trailer for BOY’S KHAYA and a behind-the-scenes film that will be released soon.

Tavaziva is excited to be featuring in The Place’s FRESH 2019 line-up of professional dance companies, alongside youth companies who share a stage in a showcase of bite-sized extracts of work that are sure to inspire and energise audiences.

We will be presenting an excerpt from BOY’S KHAYA, so come and join us on Saturday 23 November at 7pm. Click here to book now!

Learn Bawren’s unique style that synthesises ballet, contemporary, and African dance. The highly energetic and physically challenging contemporary class will raise your fitness levels as well as improve technique, strength, and stamina. Classes take place at the gorgeous bbodance studios in Battersea, where Tavaziva are based – studio is open from 10.30am.
Upcoming dates:

Tuesday 17 September 11am-12.30pm
Tuesday 29 October 11am-12.30pm

Click here to book your place at class today!

Anna Watkins Dance Associates return in September 2019. If you would like to join please email anna@watkinsdance.co.uk

Open to training and recent graduate dancers, working with former Tavaziva dancer Anna and guest artists in the industry. Connecting you to a high quality of artists!

15th September
13th October
10th November
1st December

Full commitment fee: £150

 Each session is held at Siobhan Davies Studios, London from 10am – 12

 Photo credit: Deborah Jaffe


We are delighted to be partnering with The Place this August as one of their Adult Summer Dance Courses. From Monday 5 to Friday 9 August Bawren will be teaching 4 classes per day. The intense week of classes will cover technique, repertoire and Bawren’s creative practice. Bawren will be joined by a member of the company who will be there to support and work with participants. Forget Benidorm; come and get some Tavaziva this Summer!

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Tavaziva’s short film Tavaziva Ten by Alfred George Bailey is to be included in a FLUX Moving Image | Film Oxford screening at Modern Art Oxford on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July, supporting headline dance film MORTELLE – a new short moving image film by former Tavaziva dancer and choreographer Anna Watkins, filmmaker Nicola Josse and sound artist Nicholas O’Brien. Tavaziva Ten, created to mark Tavaziva’s 10th anniversary, will be shown alongside other creative dance films by established artists Jack Thomson, P/IN the Bucket Collective and Jordan James Bridge, also a former Tavaziva dancer. The screenings are free and take place between 5-6pm on Saturday 20 July and 11am-3pm on Sunday 21 July.

Join Our Team

Tavaziva is seeking a Part-time Administrator (2 days per week)

The Administrator and the Company Manager are the first point of contact for all enquiries and are responsible for the day-to-day running of the Company and its operations, the logistics of the touring productions and the planned programmes and activities.

For more details on the role and how to apply please click here to download the Job Pack.

Appointment: Part-time, 2 days per week
Salary: Sliding scale depending on experience £24,000-£26,500pa pro rata
Location: bbodance, Ensign House, Battersea Reach Juniper Drive, London SW18 1TA
Deadline: 16 July 2019
Interview dates: 18 & 23 July 2019
Start date: From mid-August 2019

Tavaziva’s vision is to make original contemporary African choreography that excites, transforms and enriches people’s experience of dance. Through performance, training, learning and participation, we aim to share a culture of creative exchange, opportunity, excellence and innovation.

Tavaziva actively encourages people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills and stories to join us and influence and develop our working practice. We are particularly keen to hear from people of colour and candidates who self-identify as disabled.

Join Bawren Tavaziva at Greenwich Dance, the first Tuesday of every month until November. Tavaziva workshops offer a real insight into the way Artistic Director Bawren Tavaziva choreographs, exploring his bold, dynamic and original approach that synthesises Ballet, Contemporary and African dance. Prepare for a physically demanding but highly enjoyable experience that will challenge and expand participants physical, creative and technical dance range.

Suitable for advanced degree students, recent graduates and professionals.

Click here for Greenwich Dance website and further information.

2 July, 3 September, 1 October & 5 November 11:00-13:30

£20 per class

Location: Charlton House, Charlton Road, Charlton, London SE7 8RE

Click here to book classes individually online

For more information:
020 7237 7010

or info@greenwichdance.org.uk
020 8293 9741