Saturday 30th October - CPD Workshop with Tavaziva
Thursday 18th November - Networking & Performance of Tavaziva's Boy's Khaya
Surrey Arts Studio, Westfield Primary
Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking
Dance Woking is pleased to be able to offer an opportunity for you to take a class with Tavaziva Dance dancers, where they will share some movement from Boy’s Khaya on Saturday 30 October followed by networking at Boy‘s Khaya on Thursday 18 November.
Saturday 30th October – CPD Dance Workshop with Tavaziva Dance: 9.30am -11.00am at Surrey Arts Studio, Westfield Primary School, Bonsey Lane, Woking, GU22 9PR. Free Parking near school available
Thursday 18th November – Boy’s Khaya performance at Rhoda McGaw Theatre, The Ambassadors, Victoria Way, Woking GU21 6GQ with the opportunity to network pre and post performance.
Ticket for the CPD dance class and theatre trip £20.00*
*Discount for Dance Surrey PRO and Dance Surrey Directory Members
Powerfully moving and personal, BOY’S KHAYA is the latest work and account of Bawren Tavaziva’s early life in Zimbabwe told through a mesmerising combination of Contemporary, Ballet and African dance, with a music and spoken-word soundtrack. Artistic Director Bawren Tavaziva has created a deeply relevant new work that questions who we are today in this divided world. Performed by five outstanding Dancers, post-colonialism and injustice create a rich source of untold truths in BOY’S KHAYA making this extraordinary thought-provoking work a comment on what it is to be human.
BOY’S KHAYA or ‘servants house’, is a colonial legacy still existing today in Zimbabwe. It refers to living quarters used for Black servants, in stark contrast to the luxurious suburban dwellings of the white families. The work draws evocative memories for Bawren who grew up in one and speaks passionately, through dance, about the fragility of human beings, sparking intense emotions about Bawren’s early life in the 70’s and 80’s under Mugabe’s rule.
“I decided to take my experience and to see how I could develop it for the stage and to reflect the world we’re living in today…I grew up within the apartheid regime and have realised that it is not just in southern Africa, Zimbabwe, it’s all over the world…The work itself is really focused on that and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.” Bawren Tavaziva.
Tavaziva addresses inequalities and oppression in our society through its productions, talks and Learning and Participation projects. The Company encourages people from all walks of life to find their talent.
With a powerful original narrated soundtrack and music by Bawren Tavaziva, the production is written and choreographed by Bawren Tavaziva.
Run time: Approximately 60 minutes (no interval)