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Performance images by Camilla Greenwell.

This powerful and moving 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.

Presented in the resonant location of the Guildhall Yard, against the backdrop of London’s historic Guildhall, performances of Black Victorians will be accompanied by an outdoor exhibition of some of the original photographs.

A globally respected Creative Artist and Producer who has worked in over 21 countries, and whose accomplishments includes work on the London 2012 Olympics ceremonies.

Jeanefer Jean-Charles & Associates are industry leaders in developing, directing and delivering creative responses for large-scale events and offer ambitious, with innovative and empowering responses.

  • Designer: Marsha Roddy
  • Producer: Alison Holder
  • Composer: Danilo DJ Walde
  • Poet: Anthony Anaxagorou
  • Rehearsal Director: Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster
  • Writer: Hassan Mahamdallie
  • Creative Consultant: Martha Stylianou
  • Stage Manager: Cynthia Franklin

Creative Dance Artists

  • Melissa Bravo
  • Dani Harris-Walter
  • Oluwaseun Olayiwola
  • Nosiphiwo Samente
  • Duja Sinada

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