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Jeanefer Jean Charles presents Black Victorians 2021

This is a free event

Sat 25 Sept @ 2pm & 5.30pm

Sun 26 Sept @ 2.30pm

This powerful and moving dance performance by Artistic Director and Choreographer Jeanefer Jean-Charles is inspired by nineteenth-century studio photographs of black men, women and children.

Black victorians by Ash Mills
Black Victorians by Ash Mills

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. 

Black Victorians is produced and co-commissioned by FESTIVAL.ORG, Brighton Festival, Hatfair and Without Walls and is currently touring across the UK.  

 Inspired by formal portrait photography of black Victorian Britons, Jeanefer Jean-Charles’s sensual dance work restores life and humanity to its forgotten subjects

The Guardian