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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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Created : Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 15:19
Updated : Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 15:19

 

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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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Home is Where The Art Is was the theme for the 1995 Summer playscheme. There is comparatively little paperwork on this playscheme. There is a short report and a time-table which lists a whole range of activities on which we have no further information. Workshops Baking  Cooking has long been part of Blackie sessions - here the invitation was to research, bake, eat, take home and display breads from around the world. This lead to the creation of…

 

Created : Monday, November 23, 2015 - 14:18
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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'Black Dance' (to use those two words in the most simple and direct of ways) first took root at The Blackie in 1969 through the twice weekly (Junior and Senior) Soul Discos created in partnership with Radio Doom Discoteque and Nova Express Lightshow.  The youngsters participating in these Discos  -  principally from Liverpool's African-Caribbean communities in L8 and L1  -  engaged in social dancing to the music of African-American artists and…

 

Created : Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:35
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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Created : Friday, August 2, 2013 - 09:42
Updated : Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 13:10

 

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 1960s 1970s  Ken Cambell's Road Show - Bar Room Tales  Theatre Laboratoire Vicinal - Lunapark  Jennie Carroll and Judith Bludell from the Slade school of Art Theatre design created respectively  Inferno and Room of Roots     1980s 2000s 2010      

 

Created : Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 10:07
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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Thomas Philippe, France Tina Bastian, Germany Tina Grosser, Germany Tiina Sauter, Estonia Tomas Charpentier, France Tom Schwenkenberg, Germany Tomas, Spain Tor Justad, Scotland Tzvetelin Teodossiev Dessev, Bulgaria Verena Seidel, Germany Victoria Granlid, Finland Visi Astiz, Spain Vivi Mitts, Denmark Colette Villaret, France Wendy Wilson, England Yolande Prins, Holland Yollanda Sanchez, Spain Yoshi, Japan Yoko, Japan Yusuf Rakis,   Yvonne…

 

Created : Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 13:09
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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