“It’s time to go into the great outdoors and snap up some surprising theatre. Greenwich and Docklands Festival delivers some spectacular and provoking outdoor theatre every year and this year is no different with a series of events including site-responsive theatre, street arts and doorstep theatre all delivered to socially distanced audiences in the open-air. Things to look out for this week include Bernardine Evaristo’s epic people’s history, The Weavers of Woolwich, Luke Jerram’s installation, In Memorium, a space to remember those lost to the pandemic, Ray Lee’s towering sound installation, Chorus, and Jeanefer (spelling correct) Jean-Charles’ dance piece Black Victorians. Full details on the GDIF website.”
This dance performance by Artistic Director and Choreographer Jeanefer Jean-Charles is inspired by nineteenth century studio photographs of black men, women and children. Exploring a complex but often forgotten black presence in pre-Windrush Britain, this performance calls attention to previously “hidden figures” and challenges historical and contemporary perceptions. Thoughtfully presented in the ruined Victorian St George’s Garrison Church, this is an opportunity to experience history as told through choreography.
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