Black History Month 2019: Performances

Afro contemporary dance (improvers) ‘Drop-in’ class

Every Wednesday from 18th Sept -4th Dec

 

Afro contemporary dance

 

Connect to your physical body in this fun weekly class (Wednesdays 20:00-21:15) that will teach you how to move in the lyrical flow and syncopated steps of a collective dialogue of dance influences. Influenced by African and Jazz dance the class cater fors a mixed ability group and it is approached from a somatics / embodied perspective, to give students a centred and fluid understanding of the basic principles, techniques and styles in a synthesised format, underpinned by a strong musical resonance.
You can also enrol on the whole term (12 classes for only £129)

 

African Art Music for Woodwind by Decus Ensemble

Thu, 19 September 2019 19:30 – 21:30 at The October Gallery

The London-based Decus Ensemble will explore the music by African composers:

J. H. K. Nketia (Ghana) , Bongani Ndodana-Breen (South Africa) & Visions Fred Onovwerosuoke (Ghana/Nigeria)

 

The Dutchman at The Actors Centre by Amiri Baraka presented by Outer Gaea Company and Théâtre Libre 

8th - 26th October, 6:15pm (13:00 Saturday matinees)

£12/£10 

Let’s pretend that you are free of your own history. And I am free of my history.

Dutchman is Amiri Baraka’s award-winning one-act play, revolving around two characters: Lula, a white woman, and Clay, a black man. It lands right at the intersectionality of race, gender and class to present an explosive exploration of white privilege, masculinity, power and sexuality.

For Black History Month we celebrate Amiri Baraka (then known as LeRoi Jones) both for his civil rights activism and as a revolutionary provocateur of African-American poetry; significantly affecting the course of American literature.

 

ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM LANRE MALAOLU at the Round House 

Thursday 10 October - Saturday 12 October 7.30pm

Lanra Malaolu

 

 

Something’s wrong. Can’t get out of bed, can’t concentrate, can’t shake the mounting tension. Something unspoken is building up, leaking out, taking over…

Fusing physical theatre, hip hop dance and spoken word, Elephant in The Room is an explosive solo show that explores the mental health crisis and the phenomenon of toxic masculinity.

This semi-autobiographical work, created and performed by Lanre Malaolu, takes a sharp sideways look at the insidious stigma around mental health issues, asking how race, class and culture can affect the way we choose to address them. And what happens when we don’t…

With live sound manipulation from Jan Brzezinski and dramaturgical support from Season Butler and Zoe Lafferty.

Read our Camden Close Up with Lanre, here

 

The Comedy factory presents AFRICA vs CARIBBEAN COMEDY SHOW CLASH OF THE TITANS

Dingwalls, October 12th, Doors 7.15pm

The Comedy factory presents

AFRICA vs CARIBBEAN COMEDY SHOW

Come out and support your nation in a head to head friendly comedy battle.

Celebrating Black history month we bring you some of the biggest names in Afro-Caribbean comedy.