Louise Blackwell

The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady by Clod Ensemble and Nu Civilisation Orchestra

19.NOVEMBER.2020 β€’ 8:00pm

You are invited to join Clod Ensemble and members of Nu Civilisation Orchestra for a new perspective on Mingus’ big band masterpiece. Experience a new way of listening to this wildly sensual, rhythmically explosive classic album by watching world class dancers move to the music, unlocking powerful elements such as its beautiful melodies, complex structure and huge emotional range.

We will be listening to the album in its original recorded format performed by Charles Mingus and his band, with commentary from MOBO-nominated Peter Edwards, Music Director of Nu Civilisation Orchestra and Clod Ensemble Artistic Director Suzy Willson, who will be broadcast live from Shoreditch Town Hall. Audiences are invited to join online.

Features guest performances from residents of Shoreditch and Hoxton, as well as Hackney carnival arts organisation Tropical Isles, with dancers wearing collections from Hackney-based designers Simone Rocha, Eudon Choi and previous collaborators ArtSchool.

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Image credit: Manuel Vason