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Black

Black is a reflection on the violence and emancipation of being Black in today’s world, through a body that narrates, challenges and disturbs – a body that is both wounded and celebrated.

Black

About Black

30th May 2024 to 1st Jun 2024
Various - see event website for details
Dance Base
14 - 16 Grassmarket , Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2JU
£12
Event organiser/part of Edinburgh International Childrens Festival
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Age 12 +

*** All classes booked for Black will get a FREE wrap-around project exploring the dance styles and themes of the show. This will include anti-racism training for teachers, a dance workshop for pupils delivered by Project X and a post-show discussion using onTAP. Supported by PLaCE funding ***

Using a set devoid of artifice and brimming with symbolism, creator and performer Oulouy references episodes from recent history such as the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the murder of George Floyd, to rethink the Black African body in the western world.

It is a dance, visual and music chronicle of the freedom movement which skillfully plays with a choreographic repertoire inspired by urban styles of the African continent and its diaspora in the USA, such as Coupé-Décalé, Ndomboló, Afrohouse or Krump.

“To transcribe in words what Oulouy did on stage is quite impractical, given the communicative and emotional explosion it involved.” nuvol.com

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