White & Givan

As experienced, mature artists who have spent over a quarter of a century together, we create performances of the highest quality and our work demands that we are at peak capacity that in turn allows our artistry to flourish. We endeavour to make work that engages audiences on a physical and emotional level. We like to allow the subtleties and the performativity within our work to take our audience on a journey without the necessity of a more traditional and conventional ‘theatre’ narrative. Errol White and Davina Givan

As choreographers, performers and educators Errol & Davina have over 30 years’ experience. Errol is a recipient of the Dance Europe Magazine’s Critics Award for Best Male Performer, the Marion North Mentoring Award for Choreography and the Lisa Ullman Travelling Scholarship Award.

Throughout her career, Davina has received several awards including the Critics Award by Dance Europe Magazine (Best Female Performer), The Mitchell Dance Award and a nomination for the highly prized Outstanding Young Artist category in the Critics Circle Dance Awards.

White & Givan’s productions include the successful and critically acclaimed works Three Works (2009), IAM (2012) and Breathe in 2014. Throughout spring 2016/17 White & Givan toured Breathe taking the work to venues across Scotland & UK, receiving critical acclaim from reviewers and audiences.

White & Givan were invited to lead the DEBS programme for Dance Base during 2019 and in 2019 White & Givan were awarded funding from Creative Scotland for the creation and tour of their new production Worn, due to Covid 19 the tour was cancelled and in 2020 with support from Creative Scotland, CityMoves and The Lemon Tree Aberdeen they created the critically acclaimed film version of Worn.

Our current production Worn which has been awarded Creative Scotland Touring Fund for Theatre & Dance is an exquisite and emotive new dance production, exploring how the body is affected by time and space, and the experiences, marks and scars that become part of our history and affect our present as well as our possible futures.

Choreographed and performed by acclaimed contemporary dance duo, Errol White and Davina Givan, Worn draws inspiration from the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi, where broken pottery is mended with gold or silver, making the cracks into a beautiful and valuable part of the object. White and Givan’s trademark strong physical presence, dynamic and tender choreography engages on both a physical and emotional level and asks very relevant questions about the acceptance of transience and imperfection in our current Instagram culture.

Worn Trailer

AllEdinburghTheatre.com Worn ‘Dusted with Gold’
Fjord Review Worn ‘Fragility & Fallibility’

Choreography and Performers: Errol White and Davina Givan
Sound Design: Tiago Cerqueira
Lighting Design: Simon Wilkinson
Set Design: Yvonne Buskie
Costume Design: Sophie Ferguson
Producer: Susan Hay
Production Manager: Zoe Williams
Videograher: Barrie Barreto