Roadshow two - British Dance and the African Diaspora
British Dance and the African Diasporas - Roadshow Two
in association with MDI, Liverpool, as part of Leap Festival.
Date: Thursday 14th March 2pm-7pm
Venue: The Black-E, Great George Street, Liverpool L1 5EW, Merseyside
This event is aimed at dancers, dance students and researchers and anyone with an interest in the work of Black British dancers. Dancers are invited to take part in the class, non dancers are welcome to observe. You can attend all or parts of the programme.
This is the second event of the British Dance and the African Diasporas Research Project led by Christy Adair (York St John University) and Ramsay Burt (De Montfort University). The project aims to find new ways of generating and recording memories from those involved in professional dance activity. It seeks to celebrate the achievements of black dancers whose histories are often overlooked, to re-contextualise the work of Black British dancers and to add to the transatlantic knowledge of African cultural diasporas.
Roadshow Two will explore memories of those Black British dancers who were involved with African Peoples Dance (APD) from the 1970s to the 2000s and will focus in particular on dancers in Liverpool and the North West. It will include an open masterclass taught by Francis Angol, film screenings and a public discussion where you can come and share your memories of APD in Merseyside over the years.
More information about and details about booking are available at MDI website