PATRICK ZIZA

ABOUT

I was born in Rwanda and moved to Newcastle Upon Tyne in the North East of England when I was 17. After completing my BA at University of Sunderland, I began to teach both on university dance courses and in the community, travelling across Europe to work with a diverse range of practitioners and performing in the UK for contemporary choreographers including Gary Clark, Ella Mesma and Martin Hylton.  

 

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PROJECTS

Dandyism

“Dandyism” is inspired by the gentlemen of the Congo. The appropriation of the 18th Century French and English Dandy’s flamboyance by African men was a defence and a provocation against slavery, described by some as a resistance movement.  By the 1960’s... READ MORE

Family Affair

Family Affair is a live, solo dance performance incorporating drawing and film by regional film-maker, Adam Goodwin. Family Affair delves into the conflict that a person of African heritage often experiences when 21st century western cultural ways of living clash with their traditional African family values. The idea behind this work is... READ MORE

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Summer Streets Festival

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