Bawren Tavaziva - Africarmen - Bernie Grant Arts Centre

at Bernie Grant Arts Centre
on Dance Theatre | Contemporary |
Address: Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham Green, London N15 4RX

Photo Credit: Manoj Nair

Through a synthesis of ballet, contemporary and African dance, Bawren Tavaziva’s interpretation of the Carmen story is strikingly fierce yet sensual and is beautifully performed by six dancers. The sound track is composed and arranged by Fayyaz Virji of the Warriors International.

Played out through the entanglement of desire, deceit and corruption in an African township where military corruption is rife, Carmen dangerously and defiantly ignores all warnings in the perusal of a better life but tragedy follows her like a shadow in hot sun. Loosely based on Georges Bizet’s popular opera, lingering ancestral voices are at work here amongst the dreams of a better life. Bawren Tavaziva’s synthesis of ballet, contemporary and African dance makes for a powerful choreographic language that speaks loud, without talking.

Bernie Grant Arts Centre
Town Hall Approach Road
Tottenham Green
N15 4RX
Box Office: 0208 365 5450

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