Umdlalo Kasisi

Inspired by the untimely death of his sister, Umdlalo Kasisi is Bawren’s heartfelt narrative of love and loss, strength of community, and a celebration of her life. Bawren presented this work as a finalist at The Place Prize, shortly before forming Tavaziva Dance.

Impressively large, too, is Bawren Tavaziva’s Umdlalo Kasisi whose rich fluid structures build seamlessly to evoke currents of love and loss.

Judith Mackrell, The Guardian

Creative Team


Bawren Tavaziva
Keisha Grant
Navala Chaudhuri
Jake Nwogu
Yamuna Devi Chaudhari


Artistic Direction and Choreography

Bawren Tavaziva

Rehearsal Director

Tory Jestyn