Island Movements - An epic tale of the lives of a family from the Windrush generation

Monday 10th June 2024 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

Accrington Library, St James Street, Accrington, BB5 1NQ

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Island Movements is a short ballet that tells the story of Windrush and explores the impact of this generation’s experiences on their families, communities and society.

Island Movements - An epic tale of the lives of a family from the Windrush generation

Beginning with a young Caribbean soldier in WW2 Britain, this moving tale follows him and his family through their life in the UK up to the current Windrush scandal. Darren Panton, who was the first black British dancer to graduate from the Royal Ballet School and Patrick Williams, who danced at Alvin Ailey and the Paris Opera are choreographing. Featuring original music by the groundbreaking Kinetika Bloco, the story is driven by a pulsating mix of reggae, calypso and contemporary black British music.

The show will be followed by a Q and A with the dancers and creators. 

If you’ve never seen a ballet before, then this is the one for you!

Suitable for all aged 7 and over with mild depictions of racism, smoking, war and death.

Book your place on the LCC booking page. Please note you can only book a maximum of 5 tickets per transaction.

Presented by Oxygen Arts in association with the Department of Levelling up, Housing and Communities, Near Neighbours and Black British Ballet.

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