Canal & River Trust

Host

Canal & River Trust

Location

The Floating Front Room
South Loop Park, Rotton Park Street, Birmingham, B16 0AE

Date

24 Jul 2021

Time

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Let’s Move – Chain Stories

Join us for a free community movement performance lead by ME Dance Company. No dance experience necessary!

ME Dance have partnered with the Canal & River Trust to deliver a series of free performances and workshops along the canal from Birmingham to Netherton in preparation for the Commonwealth Games, one of which will take place at The Floating Front Room.

A lot of the spaces used are post-industrial areas that have been reclaimed by nature, and then by people. Part of understanding the impact of the industrial revolution is understanding the changes it made not only in the lives of people, but in the world around it, and how those perceptions have and continue to impact on the climate emergency. ME Dance will share stories of those who lived and worked along the waterways including the chain-makers, nurses who came over as part of the Windrush and women such as the Pit-brow and Idle women.

This performance will take place at The Floating Front Room and will draw inspiration from the nurses who came over as part of the Windrush to help the UK after WW2. It also looks at lost love, and finding a connection to what is real.

Please see eventbrite for organiser’s own booking info and COVID-19 guidelines for this event.

Schedule

Arrival: Noon
Performance Starts: 12.30pm
Movement Workshop: 1.15pm – 2pm

about ME Dance

ME Dance Company is the only professional contemporary dance company in The Black Country led by a Black-British Caribbean woman.

ME Dance’s work deals with social issues in an honest, engaging way. Contemporary training is founded in Graham Technique whilst drawing on other styles such as African, Ballet, Salsa, Street and Modern.

medancecompany.co.uk | @medancecompany1

about Canal & River Trust

Canal & River Trust are the charity who look after and bring to life 2,000 miles of waterways, because they believe that life is better by water. Their research shows that spending time by water, whether it be your lunchbreak, daily commute or just a weekend stroll, really can make us feel happier and healthier.

canalrivertrust.org.uk | @canalrivertrust

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