Anthony Matsena

Choreographer / Movement Director

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Anthony Matsena

Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Mildred Yuan
Assistant: Charlotte Edwards

Film, TV & Theatre

Born in Zimbabwe and raised in Wales, choreographer and movement director Anthony trained at the prestigious London Contemporary Dance School. Along with his brother Kel, he is the co-Artistic Director of their award-winning company Matsena Productions. They most recently wrote and directed original piece Geometry of Fear for Messums Wiltshire and adapted it for a livestream performance on BBC's Dancing Nation as Shades of Blue. Anthony is also director of performance and performance associate at Messums Wiltshire. He is an associate artist of National Dance Company Wales and was selected as one of the inaugural Young Associates at Sadler's Wells Theatre in 2018.

Theatre

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DREAM

2022

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Choreographer

CODI

2022

National Dance Company Wales UK Tour

Choreographer

SHADES OF BLUE

2022

Sadler’s Wells, London/Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Taliesin Arts Centre, Wales

Choreographer

LECTURER IN REPERTOIRE

2021

The Place

Choreographer

SHADES OF BLUE

2021

BBC/Dancing Nation

Choreographer

ETERNA

2021

Jasmin Vardimon Film

Choreographer

ETERNA

2020

Jasmin Vardimon 2 Tour

Choreographer

GEOMETRY OF FEAR / ARE YOU NUMB YET

2020

Messums

Choreographer

UK FREELANCE TASK FORCE

2020

Fuel Theatre

Choreographer

TOGETHER, NOT THE SAME (VESSELS OF AFFLICTION)

2019

Sadler’s Wells Theatre

Choreographer

CODI

2019

National Dance Company Wales

Choreographer

WHEN IT ARRIVES

2019

Messums Wiltshire

Choreographer

MUPENYU

2019

CAPA College Momentum Boys

Choreographer

‘LIES TO BE THE TRUTH’ RESOLUTIONS

2019

The Place Theatre

Choreographer

TSUTSKEA

2018

Sadler’s Wells Theatre

Choreographer

REGENERATE (MATSENA PERFORMANCE THEATRE)

2018

Bunker Theatre

Choreographer

STILL WE DREAM

2018

Vaults Festival

Choreographer

BUNKER WITHOUT BORDERS

2017

Bunker Theatre

Choreographer

Associations & Awards

Board Trustee at National Youth Arts Wales 2020 – Present

National Dance Company Wales Associate Artist 2020 - 2022

Messums Performance Associate Artist 2020 – 2022

‘International Infallible Award’ for Best Show - ED Fringe Festival 2020

Sadlers Wells Young Associate 2018 - 2020

 

Education

BA (Honours) in Contemporary Dance - London Contemporary Dance
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