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Unique Windrush ballet at Newport Hub

Published October 16, 2023 By

WINDRUSH BALLET COMES TO NEWPORT COMMMUNITY HUB 

A unique performance inspired by the lives of the Windrush generation comes to Middlesbrough this month as part of a national tour.

Island Movements will be performed at Newport Community Hub on Saturday, October 21 from 1pm to 2pm.

The short ballet tells the story of Windrush and explores the impact of this generation’s experiences on their families, communities and society.

The moving tale follows a young Caribbean soldier and his family in WW2 Britain through their life in the UK up to the current Windrush scandal.

The show is choreographed by Darren Panton, the first black British dancer to graduate from the Royal Ballet School and Patrick Williams who danced at Alvin Ailey and the Paris Opera.

Featuring original music by the ground-breaking Kinetika Bloco, the story is driven by a pulsating mix of reggae, calypso and contemporary black British music.

The performance – funded by Arts Council England and the Black Funding Network – is touring arts venues and libraries around the country from this month, and will be followed by a Q&A session with the dancers and creators.

Island Movements will be performed at the Community Hub at Newport Settlement on St Paul’s Road, Middlesbrough TS1 5NQ on Saturday, October 21 from 1pm.

Tickets are £1 for adults, while children under 16 get in for free but must be accompanied by an adult. The show is suitable for ages seven and over.

Booking is essential  - call the Hub on 01642 802892.

For more information on the show visit Island Movements our new Black British Ballet show launches in October! – Black British Ballet

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