2020 Vision: The Welcome Project Community Steering Group
The Welcome Project Community Steering Group are our incredible group of volunteers made up of people living and working in the Tarner area, surrounding The Dance Space.
The Steering Group's pick for 2020 Vision
by Tiffany Rhynard and Trent D. Williams Jr.
Why do we not see black men as human? This is the question at the heart of this film. Inspired by the personal experiences of Trent D. Williams, Jr., an African American choreographer, Black Stains depicts the reality of living while black in the United States and addresses the systemic pattern of racial profiling by the police. Interviews with black men encompassing a broad spectrum of age, background, and experience illustrate personal human stories that bring abstract issues into sharper focus. Woven together with robust dancing and original music from composer Farai Malianga, the film invites a conversation about how to navigate complex racial issues in a country that refuses to make amends for its troubled past.
Quotes from the steering group about the film
"It has an important meaning at a very apt time. I also liked the film's vibrancy and uplifting spirit displayed by the movement, music and message. The multi-location videos were fantastic and it was filmed ever so well. I felt it delivered a strong message whilst joyfully demonstrating different aspects of lives that are to be cherished and not judged. The choreography was outstanding and I was left wanting to see more... and dance along with them!"
"Powerful and potent: Expresses so much in such a short time!"
We would really appreciate you taking time to complete this short survey on your experience of 2020 Vision. It's important to us to find out what you thought of the programme, so we can refine and tailor our programmes to what you want to see. We also have to report back to our funders, so we need as much feedback as possible for them. Once again, thanks for your time and attention.
Although we are bringing you this content for free, we are fundraising to help South East based dance artists affected by COVID-19 who have, in many cases, lost almost their entire incomes overnight. If you are able to donate, any amount is welcome. Thank you.
Warning: This film contains strong language.
2020 Vision #1
Immerse yourself in the first instalment of 2020 Vision, our celebration of screen dance
2020 Vision: Liz Aggiss
Liz Aggiss is the ‘grand dame of anarchic dance’ and the ‘enfant terrible of the bus pass generation’.
2020 Vision: Yael Flexer
Co-artistic director of Flexer & Sandiland with Nic Sandiland, Yael has created 13 full-length productions, touring throughout the UK and internationally