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Island Movements

Mon 30 October 2023
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We want to share some exciting news with you. We have a wonderful original ballet performance coming to Trowbridge Library on Monday 30 October.

Island Movements: An epic tale of the lives of a family from the Windrush generation

Island Movements is a short ballet that tells the story of Windrush and explores the impact of this generation’s experiences on their families, communities and society. Beginning with a young Caribbean soldier in WW2 Britain, this moving tale follows him and his family through their life in the UK up to the current Windrush scandal.

Darren Panton, who was the first black British dancer to graduate from the Royal Ballet School and Patrick Williams, who danced at Alvin Ailey and the Paris Opera are choreographing. Featuring original music by the groundbreaking Kinetika Bloco, the story is driven by a pulsating mix of reggae, calypso and contemporary black British music.

Funded by Arts Council England and the Black Funding Network, the show will tour arts venues and libraries around the country from October and will include the chance to chat with our dancers and creators. If you’ve never seen a ballet before, then this is the one for you!

Tickets are free and are available exclusively from Trowbridge Library | Monday 30 October | 5pm

Tel: 01225 716700 | Facebook: @trowbridgelibrary

If you would like to bring along a group, please get in touch directly with me as we would love to give this opportunity to as many local people as we can.

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