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Dance The Hidden Pin Up

22/09/2018 - 22/09/2018

We are doing an extra date on 23 May 2019 for the
Thursday 23 May, 7.15-7.30pm
Live Performance: The Hidden Pin-Up: Black Gold Arts and Gemma Parker
The University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, space tbc.

Black Gold Arts (BGA) alumni House of Ghetto have teamed up with artist Gemma Parker to look at the fetishization of the black female body by investigating the hidden history of the black pin up girl and the legacy of racial stereotypes still found in modern day life. Taking inspiration from the traditional burlesque fan dance with a House of Ghetto twist, this site specific dance and spoken word vignette is political with some added phunk.

The performance is supported by workshops run by Gemma Parker tying in with the Whitworth’s Bodies of Colour wallpaper exhibition offering the chance to create political yet decorative wallpaper designs. Presented by the Whitworth, Black Gold Arts, House of Ghetto and Gemma Parker.

Saturday 22 September, 11am – 3.10pm All events are free, drop in, no need to book

Performance times:

11am – 11.10am 12pm – 12.10pm 1pm – 1.10pm 2pm – 2.10pm 3pm – 3.10pm

Workshop times:

11.15am – 12pm 1.15pm – 2pm Performed by Lenai Russell (Dancer ) & Justina Aina (Writer & Performer). Choreographed by Darren Pritchard & Lenai Russell. Concept design, Research, Costume & Fan fabrication: Gemma Parker.
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