Black British Dance Platform is a collaboration between Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage and FABRIC, with the ambition to support and nurture dance artists from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora, who are based in England, with a desire to present work internationally.
The 2023 chosen artists were:
Closer to My Dreams – Chad Taylor
The journey of two young Black brothers, Chad Taylor and Ziggy Taylor from inner-city Hulme, describing their trials and tribulations to pursue their artistic dreams. Will they succeed with the odds stacked against them? With hip hop choreography, poetry and rap Closer to My Dreams is a playful, heartfelt and unique take on family and friendship it explores universal questions of how we respond to the trials and tribulations that life throws at us, what path to take, when to hustle and when to let go.
NOIR – Rose Aida Sall Sao
Identity is the strongest force in human personality. But why do we have the need to stay consistent with how we define ourselves? There is an alchemical moment when the shadow becomes illuminated. The “golden shadow” appears. When we face our shadowsides, we rekindle with our strength. NOIR speaks of integrating all of the parts of ourselves, to then allow ourselves to change from one thing to another. We are ever shapeshifting.
Melanin Migration Brothers in Arms: The Journey – Blake Arts
In the wake of economic disruption, Black Lives Matter and the lingering impact of COVID-19, six Black male professional dancers forge together in a journey of self, identity, gender and brotherhood. Born out of conversations around the immigrant experience, sustainability and their future as artists, Melanin Migration Brothers in Arms, was created.
All artist performed their work as part of Signatures and Black British Dance Platform Performance
3 May 2023
Curve Theatre, Leicester