FUBUNATION is a London based collective founded in 2017 by Rhys Dennis and Waddah Sinada with the vision of adding to the black culture by creating more visibility and representation for dancers of colour in contemporary dance. Their objective is to build more diversity in the audiences that come to theatres and other dance platforms.
Their movement language combines contact improvisation forms with influences of Hip Hop and African dance styles.
Since their debut performance at the Festival of alternative theatrical expression in Croatia FUBUNATION has been gaining recognition nationally and aims to continue pursuing their journey in encouraging diversity not only in dance but through the arts as a whole.
They aspire to represent their cultural experience as a people in a way which reflects the everyday experiences of all people. Having predominantly worked in film and live-performance, the company embraces collaborations across all art forms in order for the work to be accessible to a wider audience. The company is directed by both Waddah Sinada and Rhys Dennis with aims to display rich and honest work driven by the human experience.
Originally born in Sudan, Waddah Sinada is a London based dance artist and choreographer. Waddah started his journey in dance 11 years ago first integrating himself in street and hip hop styles along side community led collectives. Later he went on to train in contemporary at The Place where he obtained a BA Hons degree in contemporary dance. Since graduating he has worked with a number of influential choreographers and music artists. It was here that waddah found his love for working not only in live theatre but making movement for film. His interests lie in creating honest and authentic work where he draws inspiration from instinctual human nature. Over the course of the last few years Waddah has been working independently teaching, directing and choreographing to further nurture and develop his voice as a young and emerging choreographer.
Originally born in London Rhys is from a Jamaican & Barbadian heritage. He began dancing at a young age in Street dance and later went on to study Contemporary dance at The Place. Over the past 8 years he has choreographed and danced for high profile music artists. Toured with contemporary dance companies internationally and has taught workshops throughout the UK and overseas.
He believes in movement as a form of therapy and thrives on the collaborative approach to making work. He feels it is a great responsibility to ensure that art thrives in his own community of Brent.