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Errol White Davina Givan

Scotland , United Kingdom


  • Dance Company

https://www.umuv.world/users/errol-white


Bio

As experienced, mature artists who have spent over a quarter of a century together, we create performances of the highest quality and our work demands that we are at peak capacity that in turn allows our artistry to flourish. We endeavour to make work that engages audiences on a physical and emotional level. We like to allow the subtleties and the performativity within our work to take our audience on a journey without the necessity of a more traditional and conventional ‘theatre’ narrative. Errol White and Davina Givan

White & Givan Biographies

Davina Givan | Biography

Davina Givan is an accomplished and highly articulate artist, training at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds. Edinburgh born, Davina has worked and performed with Richard Alston Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Scottish Dance Theatre and also as the Creative Director of National Youth Dance Wales (2009-13). She is currently the Creative Co-Director of the Scottish contemporary dance duo White & Givan (previously Errol White Company).

Throughout her career Davina 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. Receiving several awards including the Critics Award by Dance Europe Magazine (Best Female Performer 2001/2002)The Mitchell Dance Award (1993), and a nomination for the highly-prized Outstanding Young Artist category in the Critics Circle Dance Awards (2002).

An professional teaching artist and facilitator, Davina generously shares her practitioner experience. Working across a variety of age groups and in a vast array of educational and professional settings in Scotland and internationally. In 2014 and in collaboration with Errol White, she launched Scotland's first paid pilot apprenticeship programme, Evolve.

Her most recent choreographic collaborations with Errol White include the successful and critically acclaimed works Three Works (2009), IAM (2012) and Breathe (2014). In 2015, White & Givan were invited to work with Orla O'Loughlin, Artistic Director and Joint CEO of the Traverse Theatre in the capacity of Movement Directors and Choreographers for the new play Swallow by Stef Smith. Swallow won the Scotsman Fringe First Award and the Scottish Arts Club Theatre Award-First Place when premiered in the 2015 Fringe Festival at the Traverse. Following on from the success of the initial collaboration she worked with the Traverse Theatre on their subsequent production's including Tracks of the Winter Bear, Milk and most recently the Grain the Blood a co-production between Tron Theatre and the Traverse Theatre.

In 2016 White & Givan were invited to work with Francesca Joy, Artistic Director of Imagine if Theatre Company in Leeds as movement directors/choreographers for the new play You Forgot the Mince written by Francesca Joy. The play toured throughout theatres & prisons across the north of England during October through to November 2016 and received critical acclaim. Throughout spring 2016 White & Givan toured Breathe taking the work to ten venues across Scotland including the Perth Concert Hall, Tramway and Traverse Theatre, receiving critical acclaim from reviewers and audiences.

White & Givan: Errol White and Davina Givan | Co-Artistic Directors e: [email protected] | t: +44 (0)7771786598 | admin: +44 (0)131-467-4156

White & Givan (Errol White Company) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) no. SC044081. Registered address: Errol White Company, Ground Floor 22 Magdala Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 5BD.

Errol White | Biography

Trained at the Northern Contemporary Dance School, Errol White has performed with some of the UK's best known contemporary dance companies including Phoenix Dance Company, Scottish Dance Theatre, Random Dance Company and National Dance Company of Wales. Performing internationally alongside a number of distinguished directors and choreographers including Rui Horta, Bill T Jones, Kenneth Kvarnstrom, Darshan Singh Buller, Fin Walker and Janet Smith and Ashley Page. Errol was the Artistic Director of National Youth Dance Wales from 2009 until 2013. Currently he is the Creative Co-Director of the Scottish contemporary dance duo White & Givan (previously Errol White Company).

A teaching artist and performer, Errol has over 20 years' experience, including five years as Rehearsal Director with Scottish Dance Theatre. As guest lecturer in dance colleges and various educational settings throughout the UK. Errol shares his legacy of practice teaching the next generation of contemporary dancers. Leading residencies and classes for professional dance companies. In 2014 and in collaboration with Davina Givan, he launched Scotland's first paid pilot apprenticeship programme, Evolve.

Errol is a recipient of the Dance Europe Magazine's Critics Award for Best Male Performer (2003/2004), the Marion North Mentoring Award for Choreography (2002), the Lisa Ullman Travelling Scholarship Award (2009).

His most recent choreographic collaborations with Davina Givan include the successful and critically acclaimed works Three Works (2009), IAM (2012) and Breathe in 2014. In 2015, White & Givan were invited to work with Orla O'Loughlin, Artistic Director and Joint CEO of the Traverse Theatre in the capacity of Movement Directors and Choreographers for the new play Swallow by Stef Smith. Swallow won the Scotsman Fringe First Award and the Scottish Arts Club Theatre Award-First Place when premiered in the 2015 Fringe Festival at the Traverse.

Following on from the success of the initial collaboration he worked with the Traverse Theatre on their subsequent production's including Tracks of the Winter Bear, Milk and most recently the Grain the Blood, a co-production between Tron Theatre and the Traverse Theatre.

In 2016 White & Givan were invited to work with Francesca Joy, Artistic Director, Imagine if Theatre Company in Leeds as movement directors/choreographers for the new play You Forgot the Mince written by Francesca Joy. The play toured throughout theatres and prisons across the north of England during October until November 2016 and received critical acclaim.

Throughout spring 2016 White & Givan toured Breathe taking the work to ten venues across Scotland including the Perth Concert Hall, Tramway and Traverse Theatre, receiving critical acclaim from reviewers and audiences.



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