This photographic exhibition provides a survey of key dance pioneers and dance companies that have shaped Black British Dance history over seven decades. Material on view includes the work of Buddy Bradley who choreographed numerous musicals in the West End including the hit movie Evergreen in 1934 and Katherine Dunham the choreographer, anthropologist, author and activist. The show also highlights Black dance pioneers such as Lenwood Morris, Namron, Cathy Lewis, Paul Liburd, Carol Straker, Brenda Edwards, Corrine Bougaard, Mikloth Bond, Sheron Wray and Kenneth Tharpe who danced with mainstream companies such as Rambert Dance Company, London Contemporary Dance Theatre and English National Ballet in the 1970s and 1980s.
Photographs have been sourced from photographers such as Roger Wood, Baron, Dee Conway. Chris Nash and Anthony Crickmay; as well as the archives of the Theatre Museum, Laban, National Resource Centre for Dance and the New York Public Library.
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