Through our eyes by SBB Dance

There are many people that still believe racism does not exist. There are many people that believe that systemic oppression does not exist. There are many people that think white privilege does not exist.  We want everyone to know that these things do exist and that black people have to deal with them everyday. We invite you to come and see what life is like for us. We want you to see things through our eyes.

Through our eyes is a powerful, thought-provoking dance film inspired by the recent Black Lives Matter protests.

Premiere and Q&A

Through Our Eyes has it’s online premiere on Thursday 12th November at 6pm

We also hosted an online Q&A, chaired by Jason Keenan-Smith (Artistic Director of Three Score Dance, senior lecturer at the University of Chichester, freelance dance artist and movement psychotherapist), with Shaquille where he discussed his creative process, what it was like making work during a pandemic and how the BLM movement and protests inspired him to make this work.

Screenings

SDN’s screenings of Through our eyes has ended, but SBB dance are looking into screenings and sharings of Through our eyes in the new year, so keep an eye on SBB’s instagram, @sbbdance for their updates.

Meet the Artist

Shaquille is an exciting emerging choreographer, he is 24 years old, from Luton, Bedfordshire. Shaquille began dancing at school at the age of 15. Once he realised he had a passion for it, he joined the youth dance company of NGYT (Next Generation Youth Theatre). He then continued his dance training at college where he achieved a distinction in BTEC Dance. Shaquille studied for four years at university and has recently graduated from the University of Chichester with a BA (Hons) in Dance and a Masters in Choreography and Professional Practices. After university, Shaquille was accepted into the GradLab project where he was able to work with many other dancers in creating his first professional work ’14.06.17’ which debuted at Resolution in 2020.

 

 

If you have any queries regarding this project, please get in touch with emma@sussexdancenetwork.co.uk

 

Photo 1: Sophie Newton
Photo 2: Shaquille Brathwaite-Blaggrove
Photo 3: Sophie Newton
Photo by: Dougie Evans