FUBUNATION is a London based collective founded in 2017 by Rhys Dennis and Waddah Sinada with the vision of adding to 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 2017, 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 Hip-Hop went on to study at conservatoire's Northern School of Contemporary Dance and later graduated from London Contemporary (The Place). Since graduating Rhys has been working as an independent freelance artist; choreographing for FUBUNATION, curating events, and artistic platforms for the companies outreach. He has worked with high profile music artists and toured internationally with a range of contemporary dance companies teaching 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 create art that can exist strongly with communities as much as it does on a higher scale.
Steph Be is a London-based freelance producer mainly working in Contemporary & Hip Hop dance theatre. She has experiences in facilitating the delivery of various projects within performing arts, producing for theatres & gallery spaces, touring dance productions nationally & internationally, producing music videos, short films, art installations and photography exhibitions. With a background in dance, choreography and movement direction, Steph Be combines her creative and producing skills to elevate all the projects she is involved in. As an Afropean creative, her mission is to work on the advancement of Black cultures and visibility for Black artists within the performing arts sector. Her portfolio includes FUBUNATION, Alethia Antonia, ALTRUVIOLET, Saskia Horton, Wayward Thread & Becky Namgauds. She is currently working with the GLA production team to deliver the Inside Out Project; a Euro 2020 cultural event happening throughout London over the summer featuring the work of French photographer & activist JR.