Z Movements is Natasha z Player dance artist, choreographer, teacher and producer based in Bournemouth creating work that is Afrocentric and addressing contemporary issues. As a teacher it is great to have the opportunity to share the techinques of African dance movement from the international school of Zab Maboungou ,Montreal Canada.
I am passionate about blending the roots of African dance movement with contemporary expression and taking new risks in performance to present interesting happenings.
Working with an array of artists such as other choreographers, muscians, digital artist and spoken word, collaboration creates themes and notions of life seen through different lenses and this inturn is presented on the stage or in familiar places and unusual performace spaces.
As a teacher and facilitator, I can draw on over 10 years of practice working alongside a range of participants from young people to elders, early years and adults. A regular teacher at Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth and running workshops across the South West in arts venues and special projects.
Natasha, has recently created new work ' Obey the Wind' in collaboration with Denise Rowe, commissioned to choreograph for two popular street processions 'Light on Time' and 'Spirit of the Sea' where young people have been a central thread through the work drawing on themes such as identity, nature and historical places and mythology.
Z Movements is Natasha z Player, a dance artist, choreographer, teacher and producer.
I have currently produced and co-choreographed a full length touring show 'Obey the Wind' which features live music, digital installation and a rich varied vocabulary of dance drawing from African and Contemporary dance.
My aim is to inform,inspire and entertain audiences either as a solo artist or collaborating with an array of artists such as dancers, film makers, musicians and poets. I practice blending the roots of African dance movement with contemporary expression and taking new risks in performance.
I have worked and trained with Zab Maboungou (Montreal, Canada), Peter Badejo (OBE), Bawren Tavaziva all leading International African Contemporary Choreographers and regular teach and share my enquiry into African movement at Pavilion Dance.