Jeanefer Jean Charles presents Black Victorians

25 Sep 2021 to 26 Sep 2021

14:00 & 17:30 & 14:30

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 

Key Information

Costs
FREE
Recommended For
Location

Midlands Arts Centre (MAC)

Welcome to Birmingham International Dance Festival at Midlands Arts Centre from 25 - 26 September.

Enjoy our programme of FREE Family-Friendly shows and workshops. Drop-in or come for the day - there is no need to book for most events.

To keep everyone Covid -19 safe we will be following safety measures. See here for details.

We will be encouraging customers to gather or sit in bubbles at 1m distancing

No alcohol or glass is allowed on site. Picnics / your own food is permitted.


Midlands Arts Centre (mac) has a huge range of theatre performances, music, comedy, plays for children, dance, literature and poetry events, courses in crafts and creative arts, magical family shows, films and free exhibitions on offer.

With two theatres, a cinema, a gallery and other exhibition spaces, performance studios, dance and drama rehearsal spaces, music rooms, a media studio, studios for pottery, textiles, jewellery, sculpture and painting, a community learning area, bar and café, there’s a lot to explore and enjoy!

To find out more about Midlands Arts Centre visit here

 
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