Windrush: Movement of the People
Phoenix Dance Theatre’s artistic director, Sharon Watson, choreographs a contemporary dance work inspired by the story those who arrived on the SS Empire Windrush.
Phoenix Dance Theatre performs Sharon Watson’s Windrush: Movement of the People, a contemporary dance work exploring the narrative of the arrival of SS Empire Windrush that brought the first Caribbean migrants to the UK. The work is a lively celebration of the rise of multicultural Britain and features an uplifting soundtrack of calypso, jazz, gospel and reggae, with original music created by Christella Litras, and set and costume design by Eleanor Bull. Commended by audiences and critics since its premiere at Leeds Playhouse in 2018, the production has toured UK venues to sold-out auditoriums and festivals. This production was supported by The Space and was filmed at Production Park in December 2018.