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Dance REVIEW: Black - ★★★★

Black is a reflection on the violence and emancipation of being Black in today’s world, through a body that narrates, challenges and disturbs – a body that is both wounded and celebrated.

Using a set devoid of artifice and brimming with symbolism, creator and performer Oulouy references episodes from recent history such as the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the murder of George Floyd, to rethink the Black African body in the western world.

It is a dance, visual and music chronicle of the freedom movement which skillfully plays with a choreographic repertoire inspired by urban styles of the African continent and its diaspora in the USA, such as Coupé-Décalé, Ndomboló, Afrohouse or Krump.

To transcribe in words what Oulouy did on stage is quite impractical, given the communicative and emotional explosion it involved.”



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Ailie (Age 14) - ★★★★

"Black is a dance show. In this show there was one performer who was amazing and really talented in the way he moved his body. In the middle of the show they used a projection which was about the racism black people go through and are still going through now. I loved this performance as the music was moving and worked with the dance piece. I would rate this performance 4 stars as I almost cried due to the emotion of the show."


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