City of London, 31 August - 2 September | Woolwich, 10 & 11 September
Duration: 40 minutes
What to expect: Dance, Music, Theatre
This powerful and moving 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.
Presented in the resonant location of the Guildhall Yard, against the backdrop of London’s historic Guildhall, performances of Black Victorians will be accompanied by an outdoor exhibition and presented as part of the City of London Corporation Outdoor Arts Programme, A Thing of Beauty.
Originally previewed at GDIF 2020, this full production of Black Victorians will return to St George’s Garrison Church in Woolwich on 10 and 11 September.
Where to find it
Black Victorians will be performed at:
Guildhall Yard, City of London | 31 August – 2 September, 1 & 6pm
St George’s Garrison Church, Woolwich | 10 & 11 September, 2 & 6pm
St George’s Garrison Church, Woolwich is on the A205 South Circular – Grand Depot Road in Woolwich, South East London (SE18). Please note: the postcode on some maps SE18 6XJ is not quite right; the location is not on Mill Lane, but between the A205 and Woolwich New Road.
Guildhall Yard, City of London
31 August - 2 September
St George's Garrison Church, Woolwich
10 & 11 September