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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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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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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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Dance like music is almost always closer to mathematics than those outside the arts might suppose. A generous floor space provided the settings for last night's recital at Alsager College dance studio - with crisp white floor markings providing the geometry from which Molissa Fenley was to pilot her solo dance exploration. But from the moment she took the stage I ceased to think too much about geometry. Much solo dancing - like watching a fish…

 

Created : Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:40
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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This Exhibition was created by The Great Georges Community  Cultural Project (colloquially known as the Blackie), during october 1988 as part of a five day event, "Going Solo" which celebrated the art of solo dance. The exhibition charts the development of solo dance from the end of the last century to its multi-faceted contemporary form. The exhibition consists of 41 wooden boards. with few exceptions each board concentrates on one particualr…

 

Created : Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 13:38
Updated : Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:34

 

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