01 Oct Phoenix Dance moves with Windrush
It is an uplifting dance production that is not only enjoyable, but will shine a light on an important era of the history of black people here in the UK.
Find out what the first generation of Caribbean migrants experienced when they came to Britain 70 years ago in a major new show created by Phoenix Dance Theatre – Windrush: Movement of the People.
Today we refer to the Windrush generation of new arrivals to the UK after the SS Empire Windrush, the ship that brought 492 people from the Caribbean to the UK in 1948. Their voyage marked the start of the post-war immigration boom which was to radically change every aspect of British society.
This exciting contemporary dance piece from Phoenix’s artistic director Sharon Watson focuses on the story of some of the first Jamaican people who came to Britain. The show has a energetic and emotional soundtrack with original music by Christella Litras.
Sharon Watson said: “Windrush highlights both the struggles and good times the Jamaican community experienced during those early years. It’s an uplifting dance production that is not only enjoyable but will shine a light on an important era of the history of black people here in the UK.”