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Phoenix Dance Theatre: Black Waters: Northern Stage


Inspired by true stories of oppression, Black Waters draws on two historical narratives: that of the Zong massacre, where 130 slaves were thrown overboard and drowned in order to claim insurance on their lives, and a story of Indian freedom fighters who were jailed in the island Prison Kala Pani by British colonial forces.

The piece will explore the processes which caused the birth of an Indo-Caribbean diaspora for whom “home” always remained a contested space.

Co-choreographed by Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director, Sharon Watson and Shambik Ghose and Dr Mitul Sengupta Co-Artistic Directors of Indian Kolkata based Rhythmosaic.


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Tuesdays & Wednesdays 25th February - 26th February 2020

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Northern Stage (formerly Newcastle Playhouse) is the largest producing theatre company in the North East of England, and is regarded one of the top-ten UK producing theatres. From fresh revivals of classic plays, to laugh-out-loud comedy, bold conte...


0191 230 5151

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Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne


Age recommendation: TBC. Performance time: 7.30pm. Running Time: 1hrs 20mins (including interval).

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