White & Givan | Worn

Worn is an exquisite and emotive new dance production, exploring how the body is affected by time and space, and the experiences, marks and scars that become part of our history and affect our present as well as our possible futures.

Choreographed and performed by acclaimed contemporary dance duo, Errol White and Davina Givan, Worndraws inspiration from the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi,where broken pottery is mended with gold or silver, making the cracks into a beautiful and valuable part of the object.

White and Givan’s trademark strong physical presence, dynamic and tender choreography engages on both a physical and emotional level and asks very relevant questions about the acceptance of transience and imperfection in our current Instagram culture.

Directed and performed by Errol White and Davina Givan
Composer: Tiago Cerqueira
Set Designer: Yvonne Buskie
Costume Designer: Sophie Ferguson
Lighting Designer: Simon Wilkinson
Producer: Jennifer Phillips
Production Manager: Simon Gane

 


Tour Dates:

Thursday 19th March
7pm, Platform
The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Glasgow G34 9JW
Box Office: 0141 276 9696
http://www.platform-online.co.uk

Wednesday 25th March
Eden Court
Bishop’s Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA
7.30pm
Tel: 01463 234 234
www.eden-court.co.uk

Thursday 2nd April
Lemon Tree
5 West North Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AT
7pm
Tel: 01224 641122
https://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

Saturday 4th April
The Brunton
7.30pm
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AA
Tel: 0131 665 2240
https://www.thebrunton.co.uk

Tuesday 28th April
Paisley Arts Centre
New Street, Paisley, PA1 1EZ
7.30pm
Tel: 0300 300 0250
https://www.renfrewshireleisure.com/worn/

Thursday 30 April
Theatre Royal, Dumfries
7.30pm
66-68 Shakespeare Street, Dumfries, DG1 2JH
Tel: 01387 254209
https://www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk/whats-on/worn

Saturday 2 May
Adam Smith Theatre
7.30pm
Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1ET
Tel: 01592 583302
https://www.welcometofife.com

Tuesday 5th May
The Byre
College Gate, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ,
7.30pm
Tel: 01334 475000
https://byretheatre.com/events/worn/

Thursday 7 May
Beacon Arts Centre
Custom House Quay, Greenock, PA15 1HJ
Tel: 01475 723 723
https://www.beaconartscentre.co.uk

Wednesday 20 May
7.30pm
Macrobert Arts Centre
University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA
Tel: 01786 466666
https://macrobertartscentre.org

Saturday 6 June
The Studio
22 Potterrow, Edinburgh, EH8 9BL
7.30pm
Tel: 0131 529 6000
https://www.capitaltheatres.com


White & Givan 

​Errol White and Davina Givan established White & Givan in 2009. They have been performing together for over twenty years and choreographing together since 2007. Together they have created three acclaimed, full length works: Three Works(2009), IAM (2012/14), and Breathe (2014/16). White & Givan  have been University of Edinburgh Artists in Residence & Exchange Fellows (2015) and Associated Artists of the Traverse Theatre. They have undertaken a range of choreographic commissions, including for YDance and Lothian Youth Dance Company and movement Direction forTraverse Theatre, Edinburgh and Imagine If Theatre, Leeds. White & Givan are currently mentors for the 2019 Dance Base Debs Programme.


Errol is a performer, choreographer and teacher with over 25 years’ experience, including five years as Rehearsal Director of Scottish Dance Theatre. He trained at the Northern Contemporary Dance School and has performed with some of the UK’s best known contemporary dance companies including Phoenix Dance Theatre, Random Dance Company and National Dance Company of Wales, and Scottish Dance Theatre. He has performed internationally alongside a number of distinguished directors and choreographers including Rui Horta, Bill T Jones, Kenneth Kvarnstrom, Darshan Singh Buller, Fin Walker, Janet Smith and Ashley Page. He is a recipient of the Dance Europe Magazine’s Critics Award for Best Male Performer, the Marion North Mentoring Award for Choreography and the Lisa Ullman Travelling Scholarship Award.

Edinburgh born Davina trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and has had an illustrious career working with Richard Alston Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Theatre and Scottish Dance Theatre. She has worked with internationally renowned choreographers, dancing original roles for Richard Alston, Darshan Singh Buller, Janet Smith, Henri Oguike, Ashley Page and Jan De Shenkle. She has received several awards, including the Critics Award by Dance Europe Magazine (Best Female Performer), The Mitchell Dance Award and OutstandingYoung Artist category in the Critics Circle Dance Awards. From 2009-13 Davina served as a Creative Director of National Youth Dance Wales.