Deloitte Ignite 2012 at the Royal Opera House
This year’s Deloitte Ignite is curated by critically acclaimed artist, Yinka Shonibare, MBE, celebrated for works including Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle, which he made for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. His vision for Deloitte Ignite 2012, Africa Weekend, is a celebration of traditional African and avant-garde arts and culture, expressing Africa’s global contribution to the contemporary arts world.
Dance highlights over the weekend:
Alesandra Seutin lecture/demonstration
Clore Studio Upstairs
Saturday & Sunday 12.30pm-2.00pm
Earlier this year, Alesandra Seutin, artistic director of Vocab Dance Company, participated in a contemporary African dance project with the renowned Senegalese choreographer Germaine Acogny. In this fascinating lecture and demonstration, she shares her experiences and explores how traditional African dance can be fused with Western classical and contemporary movement.
Dance workshops led by IRIE! dance theatre
Clore Studio Upstairs, Saturday & Sunday 2.30pm-3.15pm, 3.45pm-4.30pm
Clore Studio Upstairs, Saturday & Sunday 4.45pm-5.30pm
Drum and dance sharing
Tavaziva Dance, Sensual Africa
Linbury Studio Theatre
Saturday 2.30pm-3pm, 3.45pm-4.15pm
Tavaziva Dance, established in 2004 by Zimbabwean-born Bawren Tavaziva, is renowned for its unique fusion of African and contemporary dance styles. Sensual Africa was created following Bawren Tavaziva’s trip to Malawi, one of Africa’s most beautiful and diverse countries, and is inspired by the music and rituals of the Tumbuka and Chewa peoples.
Age recommendation +12 yrs