Presented By Festival.org and Jeanefer-Jean Charles

Patois

Various Dates and Locations

Duration: 30 Minutes

A story of culture, lost languages, longing and belonging

Sat 24 Aug; Greenwich, Thu 29 Aug; Woolwich ,Sun 1 Sep; Abbeywood, Sat 7 Sep; Statford. Exact locations and times to be announced soon.

British-Caribbean choreographer Jeanefer-Jean Charles MBE (Eurovision 2023, London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant) reawakens the unwritten language of Patois, telling a story of culture, lost languages, longing and belonging. Of the movement of people across continents and the dialect which is at risk of being lost forever.  

Blending captivating traditional Caribbean choreography with exhilarating contemporary dance and an original Caribbean-folk score, Patois reawakens cultures, stories and generations of the past. 

Patois is supported by Arts Council England, Royal Borough of Greenwich, The London Borough of Newham, Lendlease, London Legacy Development Corporation, Without Walls, Eastbank and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  

More information about Jeanefer-Jean Charles 

Jeanefer Jean-Charles MBE is a globally respected Creative Director and Producer with over 20 years’ experience, specialising in large-scale performances, opening ceremonies, stadium events, outdoor spectacles, carnivals, and parades.

As a leading authority in mass movement and public engagement, Jeanefer creatively harnesses dance and movement for the empowerment of individuals and is passionate about ensuring overlooked communities are made visible.

For over 20 years they have designed and delivered artistic solutions for some of the world’s most iconic events including a section for the Queens Platinum Jubilee Pageant, the Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace, all four of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonies, The F.A. Cup Final 2016 Opening Ceremony at Wembley, and the first-ever Big Dance – which broke a world record.

More information about Patois

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