Rachael Kansaze Nanyonjo
Choreographer And Artistic Director of Kansaze Dance Theatre
Choreographer, dancer and writer Rachael Kansaze Nanyonjo attended the Brit School for Performing Arts where she studied Dance and went on to graduate from Roehampton University with a BA Honours in Dance Studies. In 2012 Rachael gained her Masters in choreography from Middlesex University. Rachael works as a choreographer, dancer, teacher / media creative. As a writer and media creative she has worked for BBC London, Sky Arts, Roundhouse and has been a writer for londondance.com since 2010.
As a dancer and dance artist worked with Dance Woking 2013 (Choreographer), South East Dance, Wayne McGregor Random Dance (Big Dance 2012), East London Dance, Dream Arts, CDE AMCK, Move It and Roehampton University. In 2011 Rachael was shortlisted for Matthew Bourne’s NACA, shortlisted for the ADAD Trailblazier Fellowship 2013, is currently a recipient of the London Hub of sustained theatre Pitch It bursary 2013 and selected for Dance UK Future Leaders Mentoring Programme 2013/2014. 2013 Rachael was invited to join the Young Vic Directors Programme & Network.
Kansaze Dance Theatre
Rachael formed Kansaze Dance in 2011 with the aim of creating innovative contemporary dance physical theatre that responds to socio-cultural themes through collaborating with different art forms such as film, text, music and visual arts. The company’s collaborators include Emma Dennis-Edwards (writer/director), Lydia St Phillips (film maker) and Geordan Ried Cambell (musician, producer founder of Eclectic Music UK) and Natalie Jackson (Set &Costume Designer).
To date the company have performed at The Place Resolutions 2013, Blueprint at Stratford Circus (2013), Tara Arts theatre, Live Vibe 2012, Free to Fall at Richmix, Chisenhale Dance Space 2012 and The Lake View Theatre Middlesex.
Rachael was successful in receiving Kansaze Dances first Arts Council Grants for The Arts to support the research and development of 2:1 at Rich Mix Theatre over December 2013 –February 2014. 2015 the company complete their first London tour of 2:1 dance theatre play.
Creating Innovative Contemporary Dance Physical Theatre That Responds To Socio-Cultural Themes Through Collaborating With Different Art Forms