- Venue: Quarry Theatre
- Duration: 1 Hour 20 minutes (including interval)
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More Information on Black Waters
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 /
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.
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- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Parent & Baby Performance