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Black Waters

  • Venue: Quarry Theatre
  • Duration: 1 Hour 20 minutes (including interval)
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    Potential use of haze/smoke

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Phoenix Dance Theatre’s powerful new performance celebrates hope and freedom in a show fusing contemporary dance and classical kathak Indian dance.

Historical events inspire this emotionally evocative production, exploring the long-lasting effects of British colonial forces.

In the late 18th century 130 slaves were thrown overboard from the Zong ship as the owners of the ship attempted to make a profit from their life insurance. Over 100 years later Indian freedom fighters were incarcerated in the Kala Pani prison for speaking out against the regime. Black Waters reflects on these two moments in history, showing how from despair, people find value, inspiration and hope.

Co-choreographed by Sharon Watson, Shambik Ghose and Dr Mitul Sengupta.

 

 

Cast & Credits

Choreography by Sharon Watson, Shambik Ghose and Dr Mitul Sengupta / Composer Dishari Chakrabort /

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Date/Time
 
Booking
Date
Time
Price
Accessibilty
Booking
Wed 12 Feb 20
07:30 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Thu 13 Feb 20
07:30 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Fri 14 Feb 20
07:30 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Sat 15 Feb 20
07:30 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.

Key:

  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
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Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
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SOYO Moda
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Irwin Mitchell Solicitors