Tavaziva Dance – Africarmen← BACK

What Tavaziva Dance – Africarmen

When Tuesday 14 March 2017

Where Rhoda McGaw Theatre, The Ambassadors, Peacocks Centre, Woking GU21 6GQ

Dance Woking presents a new series of professional dance companies at Rhoda McGaw Theatre as part of our Happenchance series with Tavaziva Dance, Amina Khayyam Dance & State of Emergency, two further companies will be announced in 2017

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An entangled story of desire, deceit and corruption unfolds in an African township where military corruption is rife.  Carmen defiantly ignores all warnings to pursue a better life but tragedy follows her like a shadow in the hot sun.

Bawren Tavaziva’s strikingly powerful and sensual new interpretation of the Carmen story is told through a synthesis of ballet, contemporary and African dance, with original music by Fayyaz Virji of Warriors International.

‘breath-taking to watch.’ The Stage

What a brilliant, amazing production! It was just excellent, and the dancers were fabulous! … fast, furious, sexy and emotional, totally absorbing! Audience Member

Suitable for 12 plus.



Photo credit – Bisat Marshall; Dancer Theo – Samsworth


Photo credit – Manoj Nair; Dancer – Lisa Rowley

‘Tavaziva’s facility for devising hot, liquid motion is indisputable… His seven strong cast is sharp, swift and superbly fit’  The Times

‘Absolutely mesmerising. Fantastic energy, strength and focus – the intensity was incredible. The choreography was absolutely stunning. I loved it!’ Audience Member

‘He has some seriously strong dancers carry it off especially his Carmen, Lisa Rowley…the kind of dancer who can land with barely a sound but still make the earth shake.’ The Evening Standard

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