Phoenix Dance Theatre — Black Waters

26 & 27 March 2020

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The Peacock

Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, Holborn, WC2A 2HT

 

In 1782, the owners of the Zong ship claimed insurance on the lives of the 130 slaves thrown overboard. Over a hundred years later, the Kala Pani prison (“Black Waters” in Hindi) was used by the British to contain Indian independence activists in horrendous conditions.

These two stories inspire a powerful commentary on colonialism in this new work from our National Partner Company. Black Waters is choreographed by Phoenix Dance Theatre’s artistic director Sharon Watson in collaboration with Kolkata-based Rhythomosaic’s Shambik Ghose and Dr Mitul Sengupta.

★★★★ "Beautiful and frenzied, guttural and raw"
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★★★★ "Incredibly moving, visceral and honest"
THE YORKSHIRE POST
"Another clear illumination of our rich, shared cultural history"
THE YORKSHIRE TIMES

The Peacock

Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, Holborn, WC2A 2HT

Coronavirus update: Following government advice, all performances at Sadler’s Wells’ theatres have been cancelled until 9 June. Read more

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