WHO WE ARE
Matsena Productions was founded by Welsh-Zimbabwean brothers Anthony and Kel Matsena as a response to the lack of representation they were seeing in schools, on stage and screen. The company tells untold stories through the creation and performance of movement-based, multi-disciplinary work inspired by Anthony and Kel’s upbringing rooted in traditional African dancing and a background in different styles of hip-hop and krump, merging contemporary movements together.
Their recent work has drawn national and international attention. The critically acclaimed performance Shades of Blue - exploring the haunting ripples of the Black Lives Matter movement - was recently dubbed one of The Guardian’s Best Dance for 2022. They work together and individually with numerous creative organisations including Sadler’s Wells, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, The Place, DanceEast, Messums, Taliesin Arts Centre and National Theatre Wales. Matsena Productions were recently nominated for ‘Best Independent Company’ at the 2023 National Dance Awards.