GROUNDATION -Dancing From the Archives by IRIE! dance theatre

Performance information
4th October 2024
Running time: 50 minutes

GROUNDATION – Dancing from the Archives brings a collection of West African traditional dances and Jamaican folk dances, that represent social, ritual, and religious rites. These dances are the foundation of the movement language/style of IRIE! dance theatre. Each dance relays a journey or cultural shift in African and Caribbean history, thereby guarding the stories for us now and those that are yet to come.

Bringing together live music and dance, the two new pieces from Groundation – Dancing from the Archives demonstrate resilience, beauty, and energy in Dance of the African Diaspora while communicating the storytelling and amplifies the nuances echoed in African and Caribbean culture.


About IRIE! dance theatre

IRIE! dance theatre is Britain’s leading dance theatre company working in the field of African & Caribbean dance fusion. Founded in 1985 by Beverley Glean with the principal aim of heightening the profile of Black dance in Britain, the company set out to create a repertory of works reflective of the African Caribbean influence on the Black British cultural experience.

This performance is suitable for all ages

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Fri 4 October 2024
Good availability
Starts 19:30
Ends 20:20
Over 65s
Universal Credit
Under 18s

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