Photo: David Lindsay
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
“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
Photo: Roswitha Chesher, GDIF
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
Photo: Ashley Karrell
𝗗𝗔𝗡𝗗𝗬𝗜𝗦𝗠 𝗗𝗔𝗡𝗖𝗘 𝗖𝗔𝗟𝗟𝗢𝗨𝗧
Dandyism Dance artistic director Patrick Ziza is looking for all-round black or mixed-race performers with strong dance skills/technique to join the team and be part of Dandyism dance performances this Summer and/or the next exciting Dandyism project - DOMESTEEQUE.
What we are looking for:
An eclectic/individual sense of style, able to exude a flamboyant and unapologetic presence on stage
Some acting skills and comfortable with spoken words/use of voice preferred
Will be required to learn existing material
Must be comfortable performing in outdoor settings
Experience of delivering community dance/theatre workshops is desirable
Disabled and non-disabled performers welcome
2 weeks - week of 15th and 22nd August.
Fees: £500 per week/ daily fees to be agreed
Contribution to travel and accommodation costs for rehearsal period will be paid within reason
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Application to be submitted via email to email@example.com
We would like applicants to provide YouTube/Vimeo links or any other online streaming platforms for easy access:
2 to 3 mins showreel
1 to 2 mins clip talking about yourself and why you think you would be a good match