The History of Black Dance Companies (Talk / Q&A)

Wednesday 19th October

British Dance, Black Routes, charts five decades of artistic production in Britain, by black dance choreographers, from the 1940s onwards.


British Dance, Black Routes charts five decades of artistic production in Britain by black dance choreographers, from the 1940s to the mid-2000s. Their companies worked innovatively with African and Caribbean dance forms, jazz, hip-hop, modern dance and Ballet. Based on DMU project by investigators: Professors Ramsay Burt and Christy Adair.

British Dance, Black Routes Launch Presentation

Dr Funmi Adewole will provide highlights from the history of Britain’s black-led dance companies, covering successes of the first black-led dance company in England in the 1940s to critical response to hip-hop theatre in the 1990s.

Bring your smartphone to watch YouTube clips and talks you did not know were there.

Image: ‘Funmi Adewole

Photographer: Irven Lewis

Social Media:


Twitter: @DMUDance

Instagram: dmu_dance

More Leicester Listings MORE

Leicester Thursday 4th - Saturday 6th April 2024

Reginald D. Hunter

In these supercharged socio-political times the challenge is more and more becoming separating what’s true and what’s real….

Whitney: Queen Of The Night
Leicester Friday 19th April

Whitney Queen Of The Night

Direct from The West End, Whitney – Queen Of The Night is coming back in 2024 to celebrate…

Leicester Sunday 21th April 2024

American Four Tops Motown Show

Direct from the USA, and back by popular demand, Soul Satisfaction appear live in concert performing the AMERICAN…

Leicester Wednesday 1 May

Masterclass With Marlon Simms

The National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) of Jamaica blends the lore, music and dance traditions of Jamaica, Africa…