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Archive listings for Tavaziva Dance Company

Work type: Dance or ballet.

Izindava - T680759447

Dynamic, bold and risk-taking, Izindava is breath-taking to watch. Sounds, rhythms, rituals and language influence the dynamism of the choreography and the beautiful African spirit. Izindava, means ?news' in the Zimbabwean language ?Shona' and the show features a stark white stage and a film-scape of street life in Harare. Performed by a cast of stunning dancers, the company's distinctive style synthesises ballet, contemporary and African dance and music create a powerful and immersive experience.
14 Apr 18The Civic, Barnsley :: V959
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12 Apr 18Dance City, Newcastle Upon Tyne :: V916524193
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5 Oct 17Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham :: V0165922284
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Africarmen - T935980111

Tavaziva's Africarmen is a sumptuous and evocative dance production loosely based on Georges Bizet's popular opera Carmen. Through a fusion of ballet, contemporary and African dance, Bawren Tavaziva's powerful choreography is performed by a cast of outstanding dancers. Played out through the entanglement of desire, deceit and corruption in a township of oil-laden Equatorial Guinea, lingering ancestral voices are at work here amongst the dreams of a better life. With a new score composed and arranged by Fayyaz Virji of the acclaimed Warriors International, Africarmen is Bawren Tavaziva's most ambitious work to date.Choreographer Bawren Tavaziva. Costume Ben Voorhaar. Costume Sabrina Zyla (of Karisma). DramaturgChris Fogg. Music Fayyaz Virji (of the Warriors International). Design Joseph Bisat Marshall.
8 Apr 17The Edge Arts (formerly the Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts (ICIA)), Bath :: V1031
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24 Mar 17Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
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27 Feb 16Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh :: V633
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23 Feb 16Cast, Doncaster :: V1545109680
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13 Nov 15 to 14 Nov 15The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240
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6 Nov 15Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal :: V6
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4 Nov 15Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough :: V949
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22 Oct 15Pegasus Theatre, Oxford :: V801
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When King Gogo Met the Chameleon - T741998349

A magical dance-theatre production rooted in African tales for 4-7 year olds and their families. When King Gogo Met the Chameleon is a spellbinding adventure told through a blend of beautiful dance, theatre and live Djembe drumming. Featuring an outstanding cast of dancers who transform into dogs, hares, snakes, spiders, a glittery cloak of flies and, of course, a chameleon - not to mention an owl and a boy. Chance to meet the cast and try out drumming after the show.
26 Oct 15 to 27 Oct 15The Albany, Outer London :: V294
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Tavaziva Ten - T1747665874

For this special milestone Tavaziva present an evening of work featuring 'Umdhlalo Kasisi' - a poignant portrayal of a loved one lost to Aids, first created and performed in 2004 at The Place as part of The Place Prize where it was a finalist. The evening will also feature excerpts from some of the company's most loved and memorable pieces of the work 'Worlds Apart', 'My Friend Robert', 'Wild Dog', 'Double Take' and 'Sensual Africa'. The 10 year anniversary programme will also feature a new solo choreographed by Zimbabwean born Artistic Director Bawren Tavaziva and as always featuring a soundtrack specially commissioned and created by himself.
19 Nov 14Mercury Theatre, Colchester :: V37
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25 Oct 14Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff :: V1984858935
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7 Mar 14 to 8 Mar 14Pegasus Theatre, Oxford :: V801
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21 Feb 14Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh :: V633
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16 Feb 14Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough :: V949
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12 Feb 14Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury :: V925
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Greed - T793807390

Featuring a company of exhilarating dancers and Bawren Tavaziva's trademark ability to create work that resonates with his Zimbabwean upbringing and his life in the UK, Greed faces up to the allure of the seven deadly sins. This new work deals with the complexities of money, power, religion and the subtle and not so subtle differences between African and Western cultures. Accompanied by a stimulating and infectious soundtrack, the fast-paced show grabs you from the start and never lets go.
12 Mar 13 to 13 Mar 13The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240
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28 Feb 13Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh :: V633
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Sensual Africa - T2120181761

The first Pegasus event in the city wide Dancin' Oxford 2012 Festival is a voyage with choreographer Bawren Tavaziva and his company of outstanding dancers as they salute and pay homage to the fascinating Tumbuka and Chewa tribes of Malawi: their movement, music and rituals.Director Bawren Tavaziva. Choreographer Bawren Tavaziva. Lighting Antony Hateley. Costume Rosie Jacobs. Performer Katie Cambridge. Performer Travis Clausen-Knight. Performer Lisa Rowley. Performer Petros Treklis. Performer Anna Watkins. Performer Viola Vicini. Performer Lauren Wilson. Performer Ellen Yilma.
11 Oct 12The Hawth, Crawley :: V720
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24 Mar 12Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Outer London :: V01396607277
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13 Mar 12 to 14 Mar 12The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240
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24 Feb 12 to 25 Feb 12Pegasus Theatre, Oxford :: V801
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16 Feb 12Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh :: V633
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Double Take - T976299345

There are two sides to every story. Through adversity there comes triumph. Through pain there comes loves. After a storm comes a calm. Double Take is an intensely courageous double bill surveying the impact of black dance and Bawren Tavaziva’s contribution to the contemporary dance landscape in Britain. Heavyweight choreographer and musician Bawren Tavaziva unravels an inspirational soundtrack accompanied by the sweet sounds of African vocalist Tsungai Tsikirai and his fantastically exuberant dancers, in this celebration of culture, hardship, agony and joy. Choreographer, Bawren Tavaziva is originally from Zimbabwe and has worked with Phoenix Dance Theatre and Ballet Black. The dancers are all high-calibre young graduates from top UK dance schools. Recommended for ages 12 plus.
1 Nov 11The Hawth, Crawley :: V720
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24 Mar 11Darlington Arts Centre, Darlington :: V563
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18 Mar 11 to 19 Mar 11Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Outer London :: V01396607277
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12 Mar 11Pegasus Theatre, Oxford :: V801
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8 Mar 11The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240
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17 Feb 11Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh :: V633
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21 Jan 11Dorchester Arts Centre, Dorchester :: V1068
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21 Jan 11General, General :: V1268
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Wild Dog - T1120715281

Wild Dog captures the beauty and elegance of one of Africa’s most endangered specie, whilst delving deep into the unknown and articulation of the beast. Tavaziva implores audiences to join the dramatic dancers as their bodies pulsate and vibrate against the mind-blowing soundtrack cut and arranged by award-winning Zimbabwean-born choreographer and composer Bawren Tavaziva.Music Bawren Tavaziva.
26 Mar 10Darlington Arts Centre, Darlington :: V563
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22 Mar 10The Tabernacle, Inner London :: V243
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18 Mar 10Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton :: V01603938282
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16 Mar 10Peepul Centre, Leicester :: V0971366092
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12 Mar 10Barbican Theatre, Plymouth :: V894
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10 Mar 10Helford Theatre Truro College, Truro :: V881
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4 Mar 10Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington :: V903
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2 Mar 10Forest Arts Centre, New Milton :: V786
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28 Feb 10 to 1 Mar 10Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Outer London :: V01396607277
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25 Feb 10South Mills Arts (formerly Rhodes Arts Complex), Bishops Stortford :: V01113524858
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24 Feb 10Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford :: V446
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23 Feb 10The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240
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20 Feb 10Pegasus Theatre, Oxford :: V801
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18 Feb 10Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh :: V633
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11 Feb 10Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
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6 Feb 10Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport :: V909
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2 Feb 10South Holland Centre, Spalding :: V0757366007
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28 Jan 10 to 29 Jan 10Hounslow Arts Centre & Paul Robeson Theatre, Outer London :: V323
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Heart of Darkness: Kenyan Athlete/Sinful Intimacies/My Friend Robert - T1685085751

An emotional, spiritual, scary and raw dance voyage into modern Africa through the eyes of Zimbabwean-born choreographer/composer Bawren Tavaziva and his company of five contemporary dancers. [Tavaziva Dance]’s new production, features short works in different moods, from guest choreographer [Harriet Macauley]’s gently uplifting Kenyan Athlete, and two startling new works by [Bawren. Sinful] Intimacies is a sensual duet exploring African unease with same-sex love, while a major new work My Friend Robert draws on Bawren’s personal experiences to ask how an inspirational African leader, adored by his people, can descend into horror: corruption, violence, disease and economic meltdown? Suitable for age 12+
9 Nov 09Cochrane Theatre, Inner London :: V181
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Heart of Darkness: Silent Steps/Kenyan Athlete/Sinful Intimacies/My Friend Robert - T02037118146

An emotional, spiritual, scary and raw dance voyage into modern Africa through the eyes of Zimbabwean-born choreographer/composer Bawren Tavaziva and his company of five contemporary dancers. [Tavaziva Dance]’s new production, features four short works in different moods, from guest choreographer [Harriet Macauley]’s austerely beautiful Silent Steps to the gently uplifting Kenyan Athlete, and two startling new works by [Bawren. Sinful] Intimacies is a sensual duet exploring African unease with same-sex love, while a major new work My Friend Robert draws on Bawren’s personal experiences to ask how an inspirational African leader, adored by his people, can descend into horror: corruption, violence, disease and economic meltdown? Suitable for age 12+
3 Nov 09Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham :: V0165922284
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20 Oct 09Rich Mix, Outer London :: V0478944234
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6 Oct 09Millfield Theatre, Outer London :: V316
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31 Mar 09 to 1 Apr 09The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240
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17 Mar 09The Carriageworks, Leeds :: V1666392263
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12 Mar 09The Hawth, Crawley :: V720
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11 Feb 09The ShowRoom, Chichester :: V046964108
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Chatsva (Explosion) - Makwikwi (to test/contest)/Pachedu/Mr Man/The Last Word - T1861986554

Tavaziva Dance's six high-octane dancers explode with an evening of new works in their trademark exploration of African dance traditions within a Western contemporary style, to music ranging from Zimbabwean choral to Whitney Houston. Bawren Tavaziva's contrasting group dances express a light-hearted, exuberant contest and the determination of the persecuted to affirm their identities and beliefs, with a solo using the poet Coleridge's impassioned 1807 public outburst against the evils of slavery, and closing with a new piece by a guest choreographer. Makwikwi (transl: to test / contest) "I based this work on the individual dancers in the company. Each has a different training and culture so I've taken advantage of this to create a vibrant, light hearted, piece that shows off the dancers' personalities and backgrounds." (Bawren Tavaziva) Pachedu (transl: "Don't tell me what to believe and how to live") When people are persecuted in today's society they band together, become stronger, more patriotic, and strengthen their beliefs and ideas. This piece is also warning others: "Don't tell me what you think I should do or how I should behave; I know who I am." Mr Man - Exploring the abolition of slavery and new-found freedom, this powerful and contemplative solo, set to a haunting combination of cello and choir, was developed from a commission by Take Art! Somerset to mark the bicentenary of the 1807 Slave Trade Abolition Act. Inspired by the Somerset-based Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge's uplifting address against slavery, Mr Man challenges audiences to reflect on the real notion of freedom. The Last Word Guest choreographer Thea Nerissa Barnes, former Artistic Director of Phoenix Dance and Rehearsal Director for the West End's The Lion King, sets her witty 15-minute for two dancers and a chair to Philip Flood's engagingly deconstructed take on classic songs by the 1930s legendary performer Josephine Baker.Choreographer Bawren Tavaziva. Choreographer Thea Nerissa Barnes. Performer Samson Felo. Performer Amanda Lewis. Performer Lerato Lipere. Performer Shelley-Ann Maxwell. Performer Anna Watkins. Performer Nicholas Watson.
21 Mar 08MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling :: V642
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11 Mar 08Jersey Arts Centre, St Helier :: V868
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7 Mar 08The Drum, Birmingham :: V397448197
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7 Mar 08The Drum, Birmingham :: V397448197
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3 Mar 08 to 4 Mar 08The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240
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1 Mar 08Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe :: V749
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27 Feb 08West Wing, Slough :: V01067537399
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27 Feb 08West Wing, Slough :: V01067537399
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15 Feb 08Trestle Arts Base, St Albans :: V0547786001
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14 Feb 08Camberley Theatre (previously Artslink), Camberley :: V698
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13 Feb 08The Hawth, Crawley :: V720
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9 Feb 08Barbican Theatre, Plymouth :: V894
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8 Feb 08Memorial Hall, Marlborough :: V2109140587
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6 Feb 08Theatre Royal, Winchester :: V782
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18 Oct 07Unity Theatre, Liverpool :: V539
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14 Oct 07Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury :: V673
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12 Oct 07Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke :: V764
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Bophelo - Chivezws('Sculptured' in Shona)/Worlds Apart/Proud and Unprotected/Mandla('Power' in Ndbele) - T01423619853

Bophelo ('life' in Setswana) is about history, partnerships, power and the struggle for freedom. The programme features two new works by artistic director Tavaziva himself, a new work by [Neville Campbell] (ex-artistic director of Phoenix Dance Company and Tumbuka Dance Company, Zimbabwe) and a re-staging of the popular Worlds Apart from last season's programme.Choreographer Bawren Tavaziva. Choreographer Neville Campbell.
15 Jul 07General, Outer London :: V1087
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13 Mar 07The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240
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Bophelo - Chivezws('Sculptured' in Shona)/Worlds Apart/Proud and Unprotected/Mandla('Power' in Ndbele) - T1315706984

Bophelo ('life' in Setswana) is about history, partnerships, power and the struggle for freedom. The programme features two new works by artistic director Tavaziva himself, a new work by [Neville Campbell] (ex-artistic director of Phoenix Dance Company and Tumbuka Dance Company, Zimbabwe) and a re-staging of the popular Worlds Apart from last season's programme.Performer Paula Conduit (Brazil). Performer Simone Foster (UK). Performer Lerato Lipere (UK). Performer Diwele Lubi (South Africa). Performer Gibson Muriva (Zimbabwe). Performer Bawren Tavaziva (Zimbabwe). Performer Nicholas Watson (UK).
6 Feb 07Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham :: V0165922284
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23 Nov 06The Drum, Birmingham :: V397448197
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17 Nov 06 to 18 Nov 06Pegasus Theatre, Oxford :: V801
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27 Oct 06Hounslow Arts Centre & Paul Robeson Theatre, Outer London :: V323
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25 Oct 06Cambridge Junction, Cambridge :: V23
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6 Oct 06Peepul Centre, Leicester :: V0971366092
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29 Sep 06 to 30 Sep 06Swindon Dance, Swindon :: V01239676498
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Soul Inspired - Tribe/Worlds Apart/Zviri Mumoyo/Umdlalo Kasisi - T0691409232

Tavaziva Dance explodes onto the scene with a spirited new programme delivered straight from the soul. A dynamic new company line-up presents four pieces, three of which are world premieres, all drawing on the spirit of Africa and the experiences of urban life. Tribe - a duet themed around familiarity in culture and relationship. Worlds Apart (a co-commission by Royal Opera House 2) - explores issues of frustration and respect across generations. Zviri Mumoyo - a solo from the soul. Umdlalo Kasisi - inspired by the death of a loved one, this work was commissioned by The Place Prize 2004.Music Bawren Tavaziva.
2 Jun 06Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal :: V6
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25 May 06The Drum, Birmingham :: V397448197
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30 Mar 06 to 1 Apr 06The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240
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2 Dec 05 to 3 Dec 05Peepul Centre, Leicester :: V0971366092
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25 Nov 05Manchester Gorilla (formerly Green Room), Manchester :: V485
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19 Nov 05Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury :: V925
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15 Nov 05Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham :: V0165922284
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12 Nov 05The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240
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20 Oct 05 to 21 Oct 05Pegasus Theatre, Oxford :: V801
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Bawren Tavaziva, Kumusha - I Am Home - T01354164183

Bawren Tavaziva invites you into his inspired vision of modern Africa, contemporary dance, classical and street dance fused with traditional expression that captures the moods and impressions of urban living, where traditional beliefs sit side by side with modernity. This theatrical initiation into the heart of Africa speaks to you through dynamic movements and powerful drumming rhythms, mask and original music, in a unique and contemporary language. From the traditional world of spirituality and ritual to the struggles of urban life, the dance is a celebration of hope and existence that takes you from the familiar into the unknown.
3 Dec 04Town Hall Studios, Swindon :: V1019
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19 Nov 04 to 20 Nov 04The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240
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12 Nov 04Birmingham Library Theatre, Birmingham :: V142
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30 Oct 04Kuumba, Bristol :: V445467588
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19 Oct 04Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V160
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16 Oct 04Dartington Arts, Totnes :: V902
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8 Oct 04 to 9 Oct 04Pegasus Theatre, Oxford :: V801
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6 Oct 04Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton :: V01603938282
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5 Oct 04The Landmark, Ilfracombe :: V1177
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