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 Ancient Futures Large family gatherings are warming, comforting, inspiring, informative, provocative, and sometimes dangerous occasions.  So when IRIE ! Dance Theatre brought together an extended family of dance practitioners, promotors, educationalists, teachers, animateurs, writers, and funders to explore African and Caribbean contemporary dance they were engaged in a brave enterprise. The key to the success of this one day gathering or…

 

Created : Friday, October 12, 2018 - 13:41
Updated : Friday, October 12, 2018 - 13:45

 

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#1 Next > This Conference was not run by the Black-E but it is included in the Archive a) because of Bill's involvement  and b) because the Archive aims to include work associated with Black Dance which links to work done at the Black-E Bill was invited to be the Recorder of the Conference and below is his Report.  He also wrote…

 

Created : Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 16:25
Updated : Friday, October 12, 2018 - 13:53

 

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#1 Next > This Seminar was not run by the Black-E but it is included in the Archive a) because of Bill's involvement  and b) because the Archive aims to include work associated with Black dance which links to work done at the Black-E  The Seminar was run by  IRIE! Dance and City and Islington College (Saturday 24 September 05…

 

Created : Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 11:26
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 07:24

 

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The evening was MC'd by Roger Philips.  Roger was provided with a list of possible speakers and performers and he chose the running order reacting  to who was available and how the evening was progressing. The venue was The Black-E's Main Space. Left Roger at work The Set Up Above entry was through the dome doors where guests arriving could pick up a leaflet and view pictures of Ed. The final picture above was a work commissioned by…

 

Created : Monday, July 2, 2018 - 10:32
Updated : Friday, May 15, 2020 - 08:24

 

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The Idea:  African Connections was a project which explored the links between traditional African dances and contemporary social dances.  It led to the creation and exhibition of 24 Batiks plus the creation of 24 flick books illustrating the chosen dances.. You will find a full description of African Connections under Dance  by clicking here. African Connections  took place over 5 years - it started with research - followed by bringing the…

 

Created : Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 16:06
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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African Connections documents and celebrates the African roots of contemporary social dancing.  Initiated by  Bill Harpe, it was devised and led by the Blackie. The result was an exhibition of 24 batiks (12 pairs) illustrating the links between the African and European dances. Left are photographs of two batiks showing the African dance Yaduyadu from Senegal - dress included a hat with feathers tied under the chin - prop was a drum. And the…

 

Created : Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 14:41
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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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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#1 Next >  A Question of  Equity was a piece of Research as to the situation of women in the arts on Merseyside.  It was undertaken by Wendy Harpe and funded by Merseyside Arts.  It was a result of work done by The Women in Arts Research Group which was based at the Blackie, but which operated under the auspice of Mersyside…

 

Created : Monday, August 7, 2017 - 17:44
Updated : Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 22:00

 

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#1 Next >  The following Report was compiled by a sub-Committee of the Arts Council's New Activities Committee. This included Bill and Wendy Harpe who were alternate members of the New Activities Committee plus Griselda Grimond, Jenny Harris and Rufus Harris. It is, as far as we know, the first Report in which the Arts Council…

 

Created : Monday, June 12, 2017 - 17:30
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 07:24

 

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 The seeds of creativity - what are the conditions for their growth?" On February 6th 1985, about 50 people attended a talk on cultural policy by Dr Jurgen Marten, Head of the Research Institute for Cultural Policy in the German Democratic Republic Ministry of Culture.  Dr Marten had particular responsibility for the theoretical basis of culture, and for the infrastructure of the GDR's Ministry of Culture and its organisations through their…

 

Created : Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 12:30
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 07:11

 

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