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ATTB 2021 Events Schedule

Tuesday 26th October 2021

NIGHT OF THE DIVAS

7:30pm 

Carol Leeming MBE

The Dreadful Dance of Ms. Iniquity

Who will ask, who will call? A single act of egregious
immensity, by a fictional Black woman, on behalf of
powerful interests, a terrible betrayal of her
ancestors.

 

Iris De Brito

Skin(s)

Exploring the theme of colourism using African,
Contemporary, Latin movement, film and poetry

 

Jordana Mba

BANTÚ & MBÁ

Two fearless warriors that this time will join forces to
give birth to a show full of authenticity: Flamenco,
Afro-beat, Soul & Latin rhythms.

Every show is a piece of me, a part of me. Life is
a lesson to learn and a fiesta to enjoy. So let’s have
fun and give our all.

 

 

Wednesday 27th October 2021

STRANGE FRUIT/S 1

7:30pm

Greta Mendez MBE

Who Am I?... F#@k!

This work explores neglect, bulling & colourism with the pulsing sounds of Calypso, text and the dance of an old woman.

Richard Lessey

MUSING ON MARVIN: # 1, 3 & 9

Plucked from our states of being/ trod on/ scrutinised/ touched/ mauled/ pinched/ prodded/ devoured/ discarded/ bruised/ swallowed/ spat on/ spat out/ ignored/ passed over/ and so much more...

After all this time, we continue to be STRANGE FRUIT!

 

Ballet Soul

OTHELLO

“We born - we breathe - we die” (OTHELLO) classical ballet, contemporary & African dance vocabularies are mercurially fused in ‘Ballet Soul’s electric Othello.

 

After show Q&A

 

 

Thursday 28th October 2021

STRANGE FRUIT/S 2

7:30pm

Gerrard Martin Dance

‘A Journey to Love’

‘A duet which reflects the journey to self-love and seeks to uncover the vulnerability and intimacy of romantic love’.

 

Richard Lessey

MUSING ON MARVIN: # 1, 3 & 9

Greta Mendez MBE

Who Am I?... F#@k!
 

After show Q&A

Friday 29th October 2021

‘A JOURNEY OF LOVE’

 

7:30pm

Gerrard Martin Dance

‘A Journey to Love’

 

Akeim Toussaint Buck

Sib Y Osis

A dance theatre performance encapsulating a journey of contentment, play, fear,
rage and joy. A story exploring an emotive journey shared by siblings living in a
state of spirit and dance.

Ballet Soul

OTHELLO

Jordana Mba

BANTÚ & MBÁ

 

Saturday 30th October 2021

THE DANCE STYLES OF LOVERS ROCK

 

Talk: 4:00 pm - FREE (No booking required, attend in person or access the live stream)

Speakers: Yassmin V Foster & Sheba Montserrat

Lovers Rock: Locating the phenomena through dance

 

In this sharing, artist, researcher, academic and sound woman Yassmin V. Foster takes the audience on a deep dive into the process of her research on Lovers Rock, from the position of sonic embodiment and collective consciousness.

Evening Show: 7:30 pm

Choreo-Poem-Dance-Lovers Rock

Performances by Carol Leeming MBE - The Dreadful Dance of Ms. Iniquity, Akeim Toussaint Buck - Sib Y Osis, Lorna Sutara Gee - Lovers Rock & Dennis Bovell - Lovers Rock.

POEM 'How Lovers Rock, Rocked our World.' Is a comprehensive exploration on how the social and political backdrop of an era, shaped the children of the Windrush generation to produce their own sound.

 

Sunday 31st October 2021

WOMEN-MAS-POWER

Talk: 3:30 pm - FREE (No booking required, attend in person or access the live stream)

 

Speaker: Dr Carol La Chappelle

Dancing the Mas

Abstract: Shining a spotlight on Carnival performance from the evolution of traditional characters to the emergence of the Dancing Mobile as a neo-Caribbean performance genre, as testimony to our uniqueness

Evening Show: 6:15 pm

 

Women-Mas-Power

Performances by Dot Wong, Cleo Lake, Sandra Golding, Iris De Brito &
Genesis Mas Band

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