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LES BALLET NEGRES

Richie Riley, guest of honour at The Black-E's African Routes festival was co-founder of Europe’s first Black dance company.

Les Ballets NegresLes Ballets Negres made their debut in 1946, and for the following 7 years toured the opera houses and theatres of Europe.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Company Richie Riley collated this remarkable collection of photographs, programmes, posters and reviews. The Blackie is the custodian of this exhibition. It consists of 33 works, the largest of which is 42cm x 52.5cm

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