FUBUNATION is an organisation rooted in movement directed by choreographers Rhys Dennis, Waddah Sinada and creative producer Steph Be. Their aim is to encourage diversity in dance, theatre and performance audiences by sharing openly and authentically their own rich experiences as black men in dance. Having predominantly worked in film and live performance, the organisation embraces collaborations across all art forms in order for the work to be accessible to a wider audience.
FUBUNATION are recipients of The London Borough of Culture Fund Award 2020, Conny Janssen Danst Award (2019), lecturers and artists in residence at Irie Dance Theatre (2020-2022). Their work has been performed at Theatre Rotterdam, Pocket Dance Festival (Greece), Shoreditch Town Hall, V&A Lates (2019 & 2020), Roundhouse and Velorose gallery.
Born in London, Rhys Dennis is from a Jamaican & Barbadian heritage. He studied at Northern School of Contemporary Dance and later graduated from London Contemporary Dance School atThe Place. Since graduating Rhys has been working as an independent freelance artist; choreographing for FUBUNATION, curating events, and artistic platforms for the company’s outreach. He has worked with high profile music artists and toured internationally with a range of contemporary dance companies. He is a guest lecturer at The Place and teaches workshops throughout the UK and overseas. He believes in movement as a form of therapy and thrives on the collaborative approach to making work. Rhys feels it is a great responsibility to create art that can exist strongly with communities as much as it does on a higher scale.
Born in Sudan, Waddah Sinada is a London based choreographer. After being introduced to dance through local streetdance and hip hop community led collectives he went on to develop his artistic practice at London Contemporary Dance School 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 at The Place 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 to feed his artistic vision. Over the course of the last few years Waddah has been working independently teaching, directing and choreographing as a freelance artist. His achievements include Tommy Hilfiger, Burna Boy (BET), Youtube Legacy Series and more.