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Jeanefer Jean-Charles: Black Victorians - Part of Derby Festé

24th September 2022
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Powerful and moving dance performance, Black Victorians is produced by Artistic Director and Choreographer Jeanefer Jean-Charles MBE 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.

“Inspired by formal portrait photography of black Victorian Britons, Jeanefer Jean-Charles’s sensual dance work restores life and humanity to its forgotten subjects.” ★★★ The Guardian

12.45pm and 3.30pm

Black Victorians 2021