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Rosa Moments

Choreographer

“…Jean-Charles uses a juicily physical vocabulary to chart the emotional course of a revolution. The result is simple and unpretentious” – The Guardian

Produced by State of Emergency, Rosa Moments was a fluid, energetic piece of dance theatre created on six contemporary dancers. Working creatively across dance genres particularly street dance and the musicality of jazz dance, Jeanefer delivered a punchy, non narrative,  symbolic piece, taking as inspiration, the seminal moment on December 1st, 1955 when a lone woman refused to give up her seat on the bus – the moment that started the American Civil Rights Movement.

By investigating five key moments in Rosa Parks’ life on the lead up to that historic day, Jeanefer generated a powerful and emotional depiction of  standing up for ones’ rights, albeit in this case, around the innocuous scenario of forfeiting a seat on a bus.

Music arranged by: Danilo (DJ) Walde
Music: An iInterview with Rosa Parks, Neville Brothers, Aja Addy, Sam Bell & Dan Brown, Ayub Ogada.

Street Dance Material by: Vicky Igbokwe
Company Dancers: Graham Adey, Darrell Aldridge, Marcia Edwards, Amanda Lewis, Kate Mason, Kate Mummery