Immerse yourself in a London kind of Harlem with choreographer Ivan Blackstock, co-founder of BirdGang Dance Company, as Dance Umbrella presents its first show with the Young Vic. A Harlem Dream takes inspiration from the Harlem Renaissance, an African American cultural movement that emerged in response to the hardships of the Great Depression, and draws parallels with society today. A fusion of popping, locking and lindy hopping, burlesque performance, and an eclectic score composed by Mercury music prize nominee Soweto Kinch combine to create a speakeasy atmosphere with a contemporary twist. The show is designed to tease and please an adult audience - be ready for an intensely visual, honest and thought provoking show. Running time: 50mins.


Darren Charles, Ivan Blackstok, Robia Milliner Brown, Jared Garfield, Chaldon Williams, Chris Arias, Rhea Thompson-Williams, L'atisse Rhoden, Kiel Ewen, Shannelle Fergus


Presented by: Dance Umbrella (in partnership with the Young Vic)
Choreographer: Ivan Blackstock
Director: Ivan Blackstock
Music: Soweto Kinch
Sound: Soweto Kinch
Dramaturg: Rob Hayes
Design: Joanna Scotcher
Costume: Ryan Chappell
Lighting: Adam Carree
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A Harlem Dream

A Harlem Dream (Dance or ballet) production archive for QTIX code T463504762. Details of all A Harlem Dream archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0278194179

Archive Listings

20 Oct 14
31 Oct 14
The Young Vic
West End
Greater London

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