Spanish Flu After Hours
Thursday 22 November
18.00 - 20.30
On the night £10
Join us for a special late of our Spanish Flu Exhibition where Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company will be performing an extract of their piece Contagion, commemorating the pandemic. The piece, conceived, choreographed and directed by Shobana Jeyasingh, has travelled across England, including Imperial War Museum North and the British Library. Catch a short extract from their performance, which will be shown throughout the night.
As well as enjoying the dance performance join Holly, our curator at the Florence Nightingale Museum, for an introduction to the Spanish Flu exhibition.
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance pushes the possibilities of dance beyond storytelling, to stimulate thought, reaction and sensation through the movement of the human body. Contagion, performed by a female dancer, is inspired by the nature and spread of Spanish Flu, the unseen enemy that mankind was battling within, while engaging in more conventional warfare in the world outside.
Contagion is co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary.
Book Early Bird tickets - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spanish-flu-after-hours-tickets-52088172125
Suitable for 12 +
For more information about Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and Contagion - https://www.shobanajeyasingh.co.uk/
Become part of Shobana Jeyasingh's education project A Most Contagious Dance which encourages students to create their own phrases and dances that start with physical responses to illness - breathing, convulsing, sneezing, scratching, etc. Using this simple tutorial film your own sequeence and upload it to their online platform: http://www.shobanajeyasingh.co.uk/a-most-contagious-dance/
Photo credits Jane Hobson.