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Black Victorians by Jeanefer Jean Charles

Sat 2nd Jul - Sun 3rd Jul, Various Times

Run time: 35 minutes

Country: United Kingdom

Dates
Sat 2nd Jul - Sun 3rd Jul, Various Times
Costs
Free
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Location
Handsworth Park

This is a free outdoor event

Black Victorians by Artistic Director and Choreographer Jeanefer Jean-Charles is inspired by nineteenth-century studio photographs of black men, women and children – Black Chronicles II curated by Renée Mussai at the Autograph Gallery in London. 
 
Exploring a complex, but often forgotten black presence in pre-Windrush Britain, this performance calls attention to previously hidden figures and challenges historical and contemporary perceptions. 
 
Picture dancers dressed in restrictive Victorian costumes, shedding them in rebellion as they dance in African, contemporary and hip-hop styles re-imagining a moment in history. Their movement will invoke their origins in powerful ways, bringing voice and body to the portraits that inspired us.

Dates & Times

Times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the time. When planning your visit please check

Saturday 2 July

  • 15:55

Sunday 3 July

  • 15:45

Assisted Performances

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Audio Description:

Saturday 2 July

  • 15:55

BSL Interpreted:

Saturday 2 July

  • 15:55

Sunday 3 July

  • 15:45
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