Wed, Oct 05|
BOY'S KHAYA – TAVAZIVA DANCE (UK)
Powerfully moving and personal, Tavaziva’s deeply relevant new work questions who we are today in this divided world.
TIME & LOCATION
Oct 05, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Festiviteten, Kong Olav V's gate 1, 6508 Kristiansund, Norway
ABOUT THE EVENT
BOY’S KHAYA is an 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.
BOY’S KHAYA, meaning ‘servants house’ is a colonial legacy still very apparent today in Zimbabwe. It draws evocative memories for Bawren who grew up in one and speaks powerfully, through dance, about the fragility of human beings.
The sound-scape and music also composed by Bawren, cleverly brings together the choreography, lighting, stage design and the performance by a cast of stunning dancers.
The emotional legacy of colonialism, monarchies, political persecution, slavery and new corporate grabs provide a rich source of untold material for BOY’S KHAYA.
With a visceral presence of spirit and humanness, BOY’S KHAYA celebrates a universal love embedded within his experiences as a Black man whilst honouring the countless lives lost due to racial injustices.
Dance Styles Contemporary, Ballet and African dance
Age Guidance 12 +
with 2 dance students from Atlanten VGS Danselinje: Kristina Henden & Andrea Eresvik
ARTISTIC AND CREATIVE TEAM
Artistic Direction and Choreography - Bawren Tavaziva
Music & Spoken-word - Bawren Tavaziva
Costume Design - Ben Voorhaar & Sabrina Zyla of Karisma