Black Victorians Presented By Jeanefer Jean-Charles
Days: Sat & Sun
Showtimes: 1pm and 4pm
"Black Victorians is inspired by Black Chronicles – The Missing Chapter, an ongoing curatorial research programme led by Autograph focused on unearthing nineteenth century photographs of black presences in Britain’s archives. Black Victorians is accompanied by a display of the Black Chronicles’ Exhibition In A Box produced by, and presented in association with, Autograph, London."
This powerful dance performance by Artistic Director and Choreographer Jeanefer Jean-Charles is inspired by nineteenth century studio photographs of black men, women, and children. 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, Hayfair and Without Walls and is currently touring across the UK.
“Rebellion is when you look society in the face and say I understand who you want me to be, but I’m going to show you who I actually am.” - Anthony Anaxagorou