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This was the first of  four such Reports.  It was the only one done using old technology  - that is the photos, cartoons,  etc were cut out and pasted onto the background .  

 

Created : Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 14:00
Updated : Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 21:29

 

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Sakoba was founded in 1987 by Bode Lawal (dancer and choreographer) and Ola Adeniran (musician and writer).  Sakoba is Yoruba for 'new dawn'' or 'new beginnings'.  The name reflects the Company's commitment to creating new work in Britain drawing on traditional African sources, developing character and creativity  within African dance in the UK and promoting the tradition of story telling theatre. Sakoba  regularly visited the Blackie in the…

 

Created : Friday, June 22, 2018 - 19:29
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 07:24

 

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Saltaire Dance is no more than a virtually undetectable small blip on the profile of the recently established National Curriculum for schools. It can surely only be because this Curriculum has been created by a non-dancing quango. For dance, as the IREI! Dance Theatre (who are on national tour; for information telephone 081-6916099) demonstrated recently at Saltaire's Victoria Hall in the company of students from Bradford's Belmont Middle…

 

Created : Monday, June 18, 2018 - 17:27
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 07:24

 

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IRIE! dance theatre - Background IRIE! dance theatre was founded in 1985 with a primary aim to heighten the profile of black dance and dancers in Britain. The need for the company came out of the work developed by Beverley Glean as Dance Animateur at the Albany Empire in Deptford, (now known as The Albany) in South East London; where she was exploring the movement language of the Caribbean fused with movement from her contemporary dance…

 

Created : Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 11:30
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 07:24

 

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#1 Next > Left is the flyer for the Black Dance Conference  organised jointly by The Blackie in Liverpool and the Nia Centre in Manchester. The Report on the conference is below. You can access it by clicking on the numbers  below than then enlarging the image to make it readable. If you want a hard copy of the Report you can…

 

Created : Friday, November 17, 2017 - 19:34
Updated : Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 23:30

 

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The Black-E was launched in May 1968.  These workshops were both a celebration of our 25th Anniversary in 1993 and an acknowledgement of The Blackie's base in Liverpool's China Town (the oldest China Town in Europe).  The challenge, as ever, was to create a workshop which was "simple enough for the simplest, and sophisticated enough for the most sophisticated".  The materials chosen were black ink and Chinese brushes on A3 size paper.  The…

 

Created : Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 15:11
Updated : Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 13:01

 

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