Powerfully moving and beautifully staged, BOY’S KHAYA tells the story of choreographer Bawren Tavaziva’s early life in Zimbabwe through a mesmerising combination of contemporary, ballet, and African dance, with a spoken-word soundtrack and music.
BOY’S KHAYA or ‘servants house’ is a colonial legacy that still exists in Zimbabwe. From this little house hidden behind the white master’s mansion, a young man struggles to comprehend where we are now… and why?
‘I decided to take my experience and to see how I could develop it for the stage and to reflect the world we’re living in today. I grew up within the apartheid regime and have realised that it is not just in southern Africa, Zimbabwe, it’s all over the world. The work itself is really focused on that and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.’ Bawren Tavaziva, Artistic Director of Tavaziva Dance