Les Ballets Nègres

This performance, presented by the pioneering Black dance company Les Ballets Nègres, included three pieces, Blood, Market Day and De Prophet. The latter was based on a true incident that occurred in Jamaica. The ballet told the story of a religious maniac who tries to impress village converts by flying to heaven, and is eventually jailed as a 'lunatic'. Blood, also set on a West Indian island, made use of drums and 'tribal dances' to portray the voodoo cult which evoked memories of cultural belonging in the main female character.

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Digitised items selection

Physical Description: 1 programme (TFRS 177) 1 review (with photo) (TFRS 178), 1 photo (TFRS 054), 1 programme from 1952 (TFRS 179)