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BLACK DANCE ARCHIVES EXHIBITION – Autumn 2015

BLACK DANCE ARCHIVES EXHIBITION

DATE: 3-17 OCTOBER
LOCATION: THE GUILDHALL
FREE UNTICKETED EXHIBITION
SUITABILITY: All ages

The Black Dance Archives Exhibition – The Family Tree – explores the connections, influences and relationships across Black dance in the UK and beyond, from the perspective of the artists in the sector.

Drawing on archive material and collective memories from 28 individuals and companies, the exhibition illustrates a story of inspiration and progress and is a celebration of excellence in Black dance.

Join us at the Gloucester Guildhall for a unique exhibition, which charts the careers of some of the leading figures in dance, and begins to reclaim the missing history of Black dance in the UK.

The Black Dance Archives project celebrates the contribution that Black dance has made to our nation’s dance development and cultural life and aims to preserve this heritage for future generations.

Working in partnership with archives across the country, the project aims to collect, catalogue and make accessible archive collections from 28 celebrated individuals and organisations operating in Black dance from the 1960’s through to 2000’s.

The Black Dance Archives project is led by State of Emergency with generous support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.