Patois

Patois explores what happens when two unwritten languages meet: the spoken language of patois (French Creole) and the movement language of dance.

British-Caribbean choreographer Jeanefer Jean-Charles MBE tells a story of lost languages, longing and belonging through traditional Caribbean choreography, contemporary dance and an original music score.

Join us on a journey to rediscover hidden voices and identities that are rooted in dialects that are buried within us as we reawaken stories and generations of the past.

2024 TOUR DATES

SUN 12 MAY, 11.30AM & 2PM - NORFOLK & NORWICH FESTIVAL (Norwich)

SAT 18 & SUN 19 MAY, 1PM & 3.15PM - BRIGHTON FESTIVAL (Brighton)

SAT 6 JUL, 4PM & 6.15PM - HAT FAIR (Winchester)

SAT 13 JUL - NATIONAL THEATRE RIVER STAGE (London) - part of Greenwich+Docklands International Festival

SAT 24 AUG - GREENWICH+DOCKLANDS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (GDIF) (Greenwich) 

THURS 29 AUG - GREENWICH+DOCKLANDS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (GDIF) (Woolwich)

SUN 1 SEPT - GREENWICH+DOCKLANDS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (GDIF) (Abbey Wood)

SAT 7 SEPT - GREENWICH+DOCKLANDS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (GDIF) - as part of Dancing City (Stratford)

*Times to be confirmed.

Cast & Creative Team

Producer: Alison Holder

Choreographer: Jeanefer Jean-Charles MBE

Composer: Danilo DJ Walde

Designer: Marsha Roddy

Writer: Hassan Mahamdallie

Creative Consultant: Martha Stylianou

Stage Manager: Cynthia Franklin

Saint Lucian Voices: Auntie Jane, Uncle John, Mr Remy

Songwriter & Vocalist: Lorna Jean-Charles

Costume Assistant: Yunhye Choi

Runner: Lauren Schofield

Creative Dance Artists: Melissa Bravo, Dani Harris-Walter, Oluwaseun Olayiwola, Nosiphiwo Samente, Duja Sinada, David Bennie

Supported by

Patois is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF), Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Brighton Festival.

For more information and bookings, contact alison@festival.org

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