21 August 2017

Come and take a sneak preview of Tavaziva’s new work Izindava at the National Theatre’s River Stage this Sunday 27 August at 2.15pm and 4.30pm.  We’ll see you there!


16 August 2017

Maya Pindar interviews Bawren Tavaziva and rehearsal Assistant Lisa Rowley for her blog The Insanity in Dancing. Click here to read the full interview about the creation of Bawren’s new work Izindava, touring this Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018.

Izindava rehearsal 1 

10 August 2017

This autumn Tavaziva will premier a new work Izindava – we’d like to introduce to you the company of 7 highly trained dancers, taking on the task of articulating Bawren’s unique movement language.


















Read more about the dancers here – just click on each of their faces to see full biographies.

Watch this space for more information about the new work and up-coming tour dates.

3 August 2017

National Theatre’s River Stage returns to the south bank of the Thames this summer, bringing an eclectic combination of theatre, DJs, family fun, vibrant dance, outdoor cinema, workshops and the very best live music acts – there’s nowhere better to soak up the sun and the atmosphere this summer.

Tavaziva will be sharing a sneak-peek of our new work Izindava, which will go on to do a UK tour in autumn 17 and spring 18. We will be performing on Sunday 27 August at 2.15pm and 4.30pm, see River Stage website for further details and other events happening that weekend.

Watch this space for more information about the new work and tour dates!


28 July 2017 

Tavaziva has been successful in its application to receive National portfolio funding 2018-2022. National Portfolio Organisations receive regular funding from the Arts Council and represent some of the best arts practice in the world.

Arts Council England has a mission to support “Great art and culture for everyone” and feel that Tavaziva’s work supports their aim to have a diverse portfolio that produces work relevant to the world we live in. We share their interest to support fresh talent and artists from many different backgrounds and represent national diversity.

29 June 2017

Bawren is teaching his unique synthesis of ballet, contemporary and African dance styles throughout summer and autumn, during the creation of his new work Izindava. Be ready for a highly energetic and physically challenging contemporary class that will raise your fitness levels. Click here for further details and information on how to book.bawren

15 June 2017

Tavaziva is looking for an additional female dancer to join the company for the creation and touring of its new production – July 2017 to April 2018.

Click here to download the information pack with contract and application details

Audition takes place in London on Wednesday 28 June 2017

Application deadline: 10am Thursday 22 June 2017 





12 May 2017

We are looking forward to our second annual TavIntensive this weekend!

Participants will spend the weekend working with Bawren learning his unique choreographic style and technique fusing contemporary and African dance styles.

There are a limited number of places still available so if you wish to attend please come to bbodance studios at 10am on Saturday 13 May to register.

£80 cash for both days and £40 for just the Saturday.

For full details about the event click here 

We will also be holding an open studio sharing session at 4pm on Sunday 14 May for anyone interested in coming along.

Hope to see you there!


12 April 2017

Audition takes place in London on Thurs 4 May with recalls on Fri 5 May 2017

Deadline to apply is Thursday 27 April 2017 (12 noon)

Tavaziva is looking for two experienced male dance artists with strong ballet and contemporary techniques for the creation and touring of Bawren’s new production IZINDAVA. Applicants must be available for rehearsals in London and to tour throughout autumn 2017 and spring 2018 (see dates below).

Tavaziva is an acclaimed contemporary-African touring dance company established in 2004 and led by Zimbabwean-born Bawren Tavaziva. His unique style is a choreographic synthesis of ballet, contemporary and African dance.

The contract will be offered on a freelance basis with a weekly fee for rehearsals and a per performance fee during touring.

Izindava Red Photo Credit Dillonrose


















Creation period: 24 July- 22 September 2017

Provisional performance dates:

28 September 2017

2, 5, 12-13, 20-21 October 2017

1 or 2, 23 November 2017

24 or 31 January 2018

1, 6 February 2018

19-20 March 2018

12, 14 April 2018

Additional performance dates, rehearsals and travel days will be added.

To apply: please send your CV and any show reel links to chloe.seddon@tavazivadance.com by 12 noon Thursday 27 April

You will be contacted on Friday 28 April if you have been selected to attend the audition.

Please DO NOT apply if you are not available for these dates. Please note the company is unable to cover travel or accommodation costs to attend the audition.

If you have any questions please email or call 020 8237 7010.

Tavaziva is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all. Please let us know of any access requirements on application. 

Photo: Dillonrose.com, Design: TM

16 March 2017

Tavaziva is an acclaimed company touring work by its founder and artistic director, Zimbabwean-born, Bawren Tavaziva whose style uniquely synthesises African, ballet and contemporary dance.  Dynamic, bold, risk-taking and beautiful, the work is popular with venues and audiences.

Working in a small and busy team, the Company Manager is the first point of contact for all enquiries to the Company and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Company and its operations in accordance within the aims and objectives of Tavaziva, the logistics of the touring productions and the planned programmes and activities.

This year Tavaziva will be creating and touring a new production as well as delivering a range of learning and participation programmes.

If you are a highly organised arts manager with a systematic yet understanding approach to running a small and adventurous dance company, we want to hear from you.

Although this is intended as a full time position, Tavaziva is open to hearing from candidates with proposals for part-time working arrangements or with specific expertise suited to delivering areas of the role in a freelance capacity.


Appointment:  Full time, 12 month maternity cover contract

Salary:  £28,000 pa pro rata

Reporting to: Executive Director and Artistic Director

Holiday entitlement: 25 days plus bank holidays per year

Office hours: 10am-6pm. Evening and weekend work may be required at times. Overtime is not paid but discretionary TOIL is offered.

Location: bbodance, Ensign House, Battersea Reach Juniper Drive, London SW18 1TA


Details: For Job Description and further information Click here

To apply: Please email your recent CV (not more than 2 pages) and a cover letter (not more than 1 page) describing your relevant experience and what you will bring to the job. Please clearly mark your application COMPANY MANAGER.

Send to: beth.cinamon@tavazivadance.com

Closing date: 5:00pm on Thursday 6 April 2017

Interviews: Monday 10 April 2017 (you will be notified on Friday 7 April if selected)

Start date of appointment: Some handover dates in May with start date early June