Zinzi Minott’s work focuses on the relationship between dance, bodies and politics. Strongly identifying as a dancer, she seeks to complicate the boundaries of dance and the place of black female bodies within the form. Her work explores how dance is perceived through the prisms of race, queer culture, gender and class. Zinzi is interested in the space between dance and other art forms, and though her practice is driven through dance, the outcomes range from performance and live art to sound, film, dances and object-based work.
Along with Jamila Johnson-Small and Hamish McPherson, Zinzi created and curated The Rebel Man Standard, a programme of training, research, performance and public interventions hosted by Sadler's Wells, LADA, Roehampton University, Dance Research Space, ID dance and Guest Projects. She is artist in residence with Tate's Schools and Teachers programme, regularly devising workshops for young people, and in 2018 will be artist in residence at the next edition of Duke University's Collegium of African Diaspora Dance conference in North Carolina.