Jeanefer Jean-Charles MBE will be among a cast of contributors appearing in an ITV documentary this weekend.

Our Jubilee, an alternative social history of Britain told through the personal stories of Black Britons in the Queen’s Jubilee years will be first broadcast on ITV at 10.45pm – 11.45pm on Sunday, 16 Oct 2022.

Jeanefer’s involvement in the documentary came about after filmmaker Jason Osborne (recipient of the Netflix Documentary Talent Fund and co-founder of Project Must Entertainment), heard about Jeanefer’s work on The Thank You Dance in this year’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant.

Our Jubilee is told through the prism of the Queen’s Jubilee years and how the experience of being Black and British changed over the 70 years of her reign. The documentary was filmed in 2022 before the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Our Jubilee will be first broadcast on ITV at 10.45pm – 11.45pm on Sunday, 16 Oct 2022. It is also available to watch now on the ITV Hub.

Jeanefer Jean-Charles MBE is bringing her show Black Victorians to Derby Festé on Saturday, 24 September as part of a national tour.

The dance performances at 12.45pm and 3.30pm will form part of day 2 of Derby Festé, which will feature music, dance, performance and large-scale installation.

Exploring a complex, but often forgotten black presence in pre-Windrush Britain, this performance calls attention to previously hidden figures and challenges historical and contemporary perceptions.

Black Victorians is inspired by nineteenth century studio photographs of black men, women and children.

“Inspired by formal portrait photography of black Victorian Britons, Jeanefer Jean-Charles’s sensual dance work restores life and humanity to its forgotten subjects.”

The Guardian,

Sanjoy Roy

Derby Festé: The Line Up

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Jeanefer Jean-Charles MBE from Jeanefer Jean-Charles & Associates is working as Creative Consultant with Liverpool Choreographer Grace Goulding on a mass movement dance piece celebrating Knowsley’s rich sporting heritage.

The piece will form part of the grand finale of a week-long Sporting Legends Relay, which will feature walking, cycling, horse riding, running, and toddling, celebrating both sporting legends and grass-roots sports heroes from the borough. 

The final dance piece will take place outdoors at Liverpool Football Club, and will tell the borough’s stories through movement, fusing sports and arts, and bringing together local dance schools, sports people, and sporting audiences in a celebration of Knowsley.

For more information, visit the Knowsley Borough of Culture 2022 website.

Jeanefer Jean-Charles has been awarded an MBE in this year’s Queens Birthday Honours List.

Creative Director and Producer Jeanefer Jean-Charles from Jeanefer Jean-Charles & Associates is among well-known faces from the arts recognised in the Platinum Jubilee Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Jeanefer, with over 20 years’ experience devising, creating, facilitating, and directing dance and movement for performance, receives an MBE for services to dance.

For over 20 years Jeanefer has designed and delivered artistic solutions for some of the world’s most iconic events including a section for the Queens Platinum Jubilee Pageant, the Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace, all four of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonies, The F.A. Cup Final 2016 Opening Ceremony at Wembley, and the first-ever Big Dance – which broke a world record.

HM The Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours List 2022 marks the public service of individuals across the UK in celebration of Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.

“It means a lot to be able to champion dance at this level and knowing it was the people I have worked with over the years who nominated me is just brilliant. It’s the biggest and best endorsement from the dance world and I am delighted.”

Jeanefer Jean-Charles & Associates,

Jeanefer Jean-Charles MBE

The Thank You Dance for the Platinum Jubilee Pageant created by Jeanefer Jean-Charles from Jeanefer Jean-Charles & Associates and Ali Pretty from Kinetika

Jeanefer Jean-Charles & Associates and arts organisation Kinetika were commissioned to create a section for the Queens Platinum Jubilee Pageant.

The Platinum Jubilee Pageant, which was part of an extended Bank Holiday Weekend, took place on Sunday 5th June 2022. 

Jeanefer Jean-Charles & Associates and Kinetika presented The Thank You Dance in the Pageant – a visually arresting spectacle made up of over 200 performers drawn from across generations covered in hand-painted silks and holding vibrant flags designed and made by community groups.

Inspiration was taken from Her Majesty to thank key workers and the essential role they have played throughout the pandemic, volunteers who have stepped up with kindness to look after their neighbours and young people who are actively taking responsibility for the future of our planet.

The Thank You Dance as part of The Pageant wound through the streets of Westminster and along The Mall past Buckingham Palace telling the story of these incredible people who have transformed lives through their kindness.

Photo credit: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Don’t miss this ground-breaking celebration of Coventry, Haus of Kraft: Beneath The Seams, directed by world-renowned Creative Director and Producer Jeanefer Jean-Charles from Jeanefer Jean-Charles & Associates and designed by Designer Marsha Roddy.

WHEN: TUE 26 APR 2022 @ 19.30

WHERE: QUEEN OF FLANDERS, ASSEMBLY FESTIVAL GARDEN, LITTLE PARK STREET, COVENTRY, CV1 2UR

Fusing arts, movement, music and spoken word, their upcycled creations go from rags to runway using only waste textiles and sustainable materials. Much more than a fashion show, this spectacular event is layered with stories about the threads that connect people, places and the planet.

In response to the global impact of fast fashion, the Haus Of Kraft Coventry collective team up with artists and writers from commonwealth countries to create a catwalk like no other.

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