Evolve – Surrey Youth Dance


Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st October

Surrey Arts Studio, Westfield Primary School. Woking

A creative and stimulating 2 day workshop with Tavaziva Dance for dancers aged 12yrs +. Bawren Tavaziva’s original style of Contemporary African choreography and technique will be explored by participants who will learn and develop creative, choreographic and performance skills. The 2 day workshop will culminate in preparing for a Curtain Raiser performance on Thursday 18th November at Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking.

Fee includes two days of tuition from Tavaziva at Surrey Arts Studio, an additional rehearsal on Sunday14th November and a technical rehearsal & Performance at Rhoda McGaw Theatre on Thursday 18th November- Times TBC

Tavaziva Dance is a contemporary dance company based in London with a national reach and supported by the Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation. The company prides itself in offering opportunities for young dancers and graduates, runs a postgraduate dance apprenticeship programme, delivers a range of education and training programmes for young dancers, and has been commissioned to make work for organisations such as CAT (Centre for Advanced Training), Association of the African Diaspora, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and Southbank Centre.
Zimbabwean-born Bawren Tavaziva is the Artistic Director of Tavaziva. His career began when he attended an outreach ballet project with the National Ballet of Zimbabwe at the age of 12. After touring Africa for five years with the Tumbuka Dance Company, Tavaziva relocated to the UK where he joined Phoenix and Union Dance before establishing his own company Tavaziva Dance in 2004, winning a fellowship with Dance of the African Diaspora’s (now One Dance UK’s) Trailblazer programme in the process.