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Island Movements our new Black British Ballet show launches in 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!

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Remaining tour dates for October

Friday 27 October, 1pm : Live at Lunch at the Royal Opera House - no booking required but turn up early to guarantee your place!

Saturday 28 October, 2pm: High Wycombe Library, Buckinghamshire, Book here!

Monday 30 October, 5pm: Trowbridge Library, Wiltshire, Book here!

Tuesday 31 October, 1.30pm: Leytonstone Library, East London

Wednesday 1 November, 2pm: The Core Library, Solihull, Book here!

Thursday 2 November: Kidbrooke Dance Studios, SE London