• Director

    Stephen Dwoskin

  • With

    Jacqueline Boatswain, Colin Charles, Astley Harvey, Joy Richardson

  • UK 1986. 83min

  • 16mm

Dwoskin’s lifelong love of dance culminated in this very personal documentary about the Ballets Nègres, the pioneering Black British dance troupe, founded in London in 1946. Using a wealth of rare archival material and interviews, Ballet Black tells a story about pre-Windrush Black British culture that’s still little-known today, as we follow the cast of younger dancers, and witness a reunion party with the older generation.

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