In 1782, the owners of the Zong ship claimed insurance on the lives of the 130 slaves thrown overboard. Over a hundred years later, the Kala Pani prison (“Black Waters” in Hindi) was used by the British to contain Indian independence activists in horrendous conditions.

These two stories inspire a powerful commentary on colonialism in this new work from our National Partner Company. Black Waters is choreographed by Phoenix Dance Theatre’s artistic director Sharon Watson in collaboration with Kolkata-based Rhythomosaic’s Shambik Ghose and Dr Mitul Sengupta.

Performance Times

Thu & Fri at 7.30pm

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£48 - £18

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Phoenix Dance Theatre

Black Waters

26 Mar - 27 Mar 2020

Tickets from £18

The Peacock, Portugal Street, Holborn, WC2A 2HT, London

Ticket office: 020 7863 8222

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