Phoenix Dance Theatre's Black Waters

A contemporary dance production inspired by two stories of historic colonialism, the Zong Massacre and the India jail Kala Pani.

In the late 18th century, the owners of the Zong ship attempted to claim insurance on the lives of the 130 slaves that they threw overboard. Over 100 years later the Kala Pani prison was used by British colonial forces to incarcerate Indian freedom fighters who spoke out against the regime.

 

Inspired by these two narratives – Black Waters will present audiences with a wider exploration of how British colonial forces commodified people for gain, and as a consequence, saw a blending of cultures and the birth of fragmented identities for whom home has always remained a contested space.

 

Placing multiculturalism at its heart, the piece promises to be an emotionally evocative and culturally relevant production, which shows how from despair, people find value, inspiration and hope.

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WHERE

Main Space

WHEN

29 April
7.30pm

TICKETS

£17 (£10 under 26)

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