Free Festival Dance Performance 29/30 August
We are excited to host The Greenwich and Docklands International Festival performances of "Black Victorians" on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August at 2pm, 3.30pm, and 5 pm all here at St. George's.
Admission is free and the performances will be approximately 20 minutes.
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 our Victorian setting here at St George’s Garrison Church, this is an opportunity to experience history as told through choreography.
The piece was inspired by photographs - see our seperate NEWS item "Wonderful Photos". The people in these old images came to England in the context of those days as visitors or to stay and develop or establish communities including many from countries now in the Commonwealth for example India, South Africa, Canada, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and the West Indies, and provide a link to our Commonwealth Garden Project - see our ABOUT section..
For full details as to tickets, Health & Safety and other information see the GDIF website