Izindava translates as ‘news’ in the Zimbabwean language Ndebele. The work is a bold and universal message about human fragility within our changing world. Growing up amongst persecution, mob-justice and segregation, Bawren’s memories of freedom instilled a strength of spirit and resistance that has shaped this work. Beautiful, haunting and provocative, Izindava unearths raw emotions that are unsettling and unforgettable. Extraordinary sculptural costumes extend and abstract Bawren’s choreography with astonishing results. It is a very personal piece about traumatic religious childhood fears, the work also focuses on the redemptive power of dance, music and Rastafarianism.
I am yet to see a piece that makes me think and reflect on current socio-economic situations and personal experiences the way this did. The dancers were incredible, fully engaged in the work. Performed with more than just their bodies. Full body, mind and spirit
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