Join us for our Professional Class at bbodance studios!

With the creation process for our newest work on its way, you have the chance to join our dancers in the studio for professional-level class. Every Monday and Wednesday between November and January Bawren teaches his highly energetic and physically challenging class that combines ballet, contemporary and African dance. Raise your fitness levels as well as improve technique, strength, and stamina.

We also have guest ballet teachers and company dancers delivering their own dynamic classes. Don’t miss this opportunity and book your place!

See class schedule and BOOK HERE

Why not also try Greenwich Dance’s with Tavaziva this Tuesday. Designed to give dancers a real insight into how Artistic Director Bawren Tavaziva creates and choreographs movement in a 2.5 hour intensive workshop. Based at the Greenwich Dance’s Charlton House, please Click here to book for session for 5th November!

Funding Success!

Tavaziva is delighted to be supported by The Foyle Foundation for our new production BOY’S KHAYA.

The grant will support Tavaziva’s creation and development of the work, including the production’s digital elements and rehearsal process as well as a learning and participation programme which supports the tour through a range of talks, workshops and residencies with universities, colleges and schools enabling students and new audiences across the UK to experience this extraordinary new work.

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.