Archived Events/ Autumn 2015

Tavaziva Dance

travaziva dance


Thu 8 Oct 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 15+

Tavaziva’s AFRICARMEN is a sumptuous and evocative dance production loosely based on Georges Bizet’s popular opera Carmen.

Through a synthesis 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.

Tavaziva’s previous show was rated ★★★★★ and described by press and audiences as:

“A contemporary African masterpiece – amazing, sublime, truly inspirational”