We are thrilled to be live streaming the film of Phoenix Dance Theatre’s on Saturday 22 June 2019 in celebration of Windrush Day. You will be able to stream the full performance at 12pm via our Facebook page.
Windrush: Movement of the People is the first contemporary dance work to explore the narrative of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush that brought the first Caribbean migrants to the UK.
“Windrush highlights both the struggles and the good times the Jamaican community experienced during those early years” – Sharon Watson, Artistic Director for Phoenix Dance Theatre.
The work is a lively celebration of the rise of multicultural Britain and features an uplifting soundtrack from calypso, jazz, gospel and reggae with original music created by Christella Litras and features set and costume design by Eleanor Bull.
Windrush is a moving piece of dance theatre that celebrates the rise of multicultural Britain and black history in the UK. The production starts with emotional farewells, family separations and excitement as people board the ship in Jamaica and catch their first glimpse of the docks in London.
The production toured to York Theatre Royal in November 2018. Phoenix Dance Theatre will return to us in the Autumn with their brand new production, The Rite of Spring & Left Unseen.
Visit the York Theatre Royal Facebook page at 12pm on Saturday 22 June to watch the live stream of Windrush: Movement of the People.