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

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Instagram: dmu_dance

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