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PATRICK ZIZA
Performance Artist/Dance Theatre

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ABOUT

  Photo: Victoria Wai (Songs of Praise)

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 Alexandra Pirici. 

I became more and more... READ MORE 

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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

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Photo: Roswitha Chesher, GDIF
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Domesteeque

Around the world, the decisions that need to be made to address the challenges of climate change are led by “monochromed businessmen in monochromed suits” with all the usual formalities of political debate & vested interests.  Yet we have seen how communities can come together to protest, apply pressure, collaborate, be inspired and celebrate their shared concerns for humanity.... READ MORE

Photo: Tracey Kidd (Festival of Thrift 2021)

Family Affair

Family Affair is a live, solo dance performance.  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

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