Fri 6 Nov | 7:30pm | £12/£11
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 5* and described by press and audiences as:
“a contemporary African masterpiece – amazing, sublime, truly inspirational”
“better than excellent – OUTSTANDING”
Artistic Direction and Choreography, Bawren Tavaziva
Costume Design, Ben Voorhaar and Sabrina Zyla of Karisma
Creative Advisor, Neville Campbell
Creative Producer, Beth Cinamon
Dramaturge, Chris Fogg
Music composed and arranged, Fayyaz Virji of the Warriors International
Set Design, Joseph Bisat Marshall
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