Chinyanta Kabaso | Stories From the South

Chinyanta Kabaso | Stories From the South

Monday 2 - Friday 6 October

Image credit: Dani Bower

During this residency, Chinyanta will develop performance choreography based on traditional African dance styles.

This work builds upon work from previous research from her TED Talk “The dazzling diversity of African Dance.”

The choreography will be used in the development of a dance-theatre show in partnership with Project X and The Work Room.

Dancer – Laura Mathana
Musician – Nemo Ganguli



Friday 13 October | 16:00-17:00 | Company Sharing | Free | BOOK HERE

Join Chinyanta for a work-in-progress sharing of her new work Stories From The South

In this sharing, Chinyanta will build on choreography that draws from her experiences, collaborations, and newfound insights into traditional African dance. Through character development and storytelling, Chinyanta will weave a narrative that connects you to the heart and soul of these dances, providing a deeper appreciation of their significance.

The rhythms of the drum, an integral part of folk and traditional dance, will also take centre stage as she collaborate with a skilled percussionist, Nemo Ganguli. Together, they will experiment with rhythms, adding a dynamic element to the performance.


About Chinyanta Kabaso:

Chinyanta is a content creator, engagement producer and performing artist. Dance is the creative thread woven throughout her various roles. She choreographs, teaches and performs for theatre and festivals. X. Her work draws from modern and traditional styles of afro-carribean dance to create pieces that are educative and entertaining. She has been previously a recipient of grants from the National Theatre of Scotland, The Black-E Liverpool, The Work Room in Glasgow, Artscape Theatre Capetown and Project X in Glasgow. She recently won the TED Idea Search and created ‘The dazzling diversity of African dance.”

Instagram: @thechinyanta


Supported through Dance Base’s Paid Artist Residency Programme