Anthony Matsena to return as JV2 guest choreographer

19 February 2021

We are delighted to welcome Anthony Matsena back as guest choreographer for JV2. Anthony will work begin work in a couple of weeks with our talented group of young international dancers.

“I’m really thrilled to work with JV2 again this year. We had such a wonderful and powerful few weeks with last years cohort and I can’t wait to share what we discovered and go further with the work with these new bright minds and artists. Working digitally will have its challenges but also advantages. It’s a joy to be back and creating in such difficult times. The people may change but the spirit of the work lives on. Eterna.” Anthony Matsena.

Anthony is a Zimbabwean born and Welsh raised choreographer, performer and director. His work is often politically charged and he has built a love and curiosity for telling stories that express themes of culture, race, change and belonging. In 2018, Anthony became a Sadler’s Wells Young Associate and it was during this time that he was introduced to Jasmin by Sadler’s Wells Artistic Director and Chief Executive Alistair Spalding. Anthony worked with JV2 2019/20 and we are delighted to announce his return to develop his piece ‘Eterna’ with JV2 2020/21.