Presented By Patrick Ziza Dance


Part of Dancing City

5 September, 2.15-2.45pm | 4.20-4.50pm

Duration: 30 minutes

Type: Dance, Spectacle


Famed for their reinvention of fashion to create a style uniquely their own, the “Sapeurs” of Brazzaville and Kinshasa provide the inspiration for this dance celebration of African style and cool. Speaking of empowerment, identity and resilience, Dandyism is a timely, flamboyant and defiantly joyous new work from Patrick Ziza Dance. 

Dandyism is performed as part of Dancing City, GDIF’s annual outdoor dance programme which has been reinvented to allow audiences to experience more intimate performances whilst observing social distancing. 

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Site Access

There is level access to the performance locations.

Viewing area

Priority areas for disabled audiences will be marked with a sign or flag. Space for wheelchair users and a variety of seating options will be available. GDIF volunteers will offer directions from the nearest stations.

Blue badge parking and Accessible Toilets

Visit the Canary Wharf website for details of Blue Badge parking spaces and accessible toilets.

Photo route

Coming soon.

Access Route

Dancing City’s Access Route will have details coming soon.

Contact Alex if you have any Access questions: | 07899 893 935

Show Access


Large-print and Easy Read versions of the festival brochure will be available to download in advance or to pick up on the day.

An Audio brochure and BSL interpreted brochure will be available online.

Accessibility: Assisted Route | Wheelchair Accessible

What to Expect: Speech Free | Family Friendly | Make Some Noise

This is a movement piece with a moment of a song performed in Portuguese which compliments the movement but isn’t intrinsic to the understanding of the piece.

Where to find it

Dandyism will be performed at Columbus Courtyard at Canary Wharf, London, E14 4DA.

About the company

Born in Rwanda and moving to Newcastle Upon Tyne aged 17, Patrick Ziza’s work explores themes of African heritage, cultural norms, identities, gender, how these are expressed and repressed by African people who have lived in western communities (outside Africa) most of their lives.

Supported by

Dandyism is supported by Dance CityArts Council England, and The National Lottery.  

Dancing City is supported by Canary Wharf Arts+Events and Without Walls.

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