CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Black History Month gives everyone the opportunity to share, celebrate, and understand the impact of black heritage and culture. Here at MOVE IT we want to celebrate and acknowledge all the incredible black dancers and artists there are within this diverse and united industry.

Did you know our studios are named after dance LEGENDS?! Here at MOVE IT, we honour their talent and contribution to the dance world. 

THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE: BALLET AND THE BLACK EXPERIENCE

Joseph Toonga and Kenneth Tharp co-create an evening of performance and discussion, spotlighting diversity and dance.

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH EAST LONDON DANCE

This October East London Dance is hosting a different event every Friday evening at the Talent House to celebrate this year’s Black History Month theme of Saluting Our Sisters.

15 BLACK DANCERS WHO CHANGED AMERICAN DANCE

For Black History Month, Dance Informa reflects on black dancers who have significantly impacted the art form. 

WHY BLACK BRITISH HISTORY
MATTERS

Angelina Osborne discusses the importance of Black British History, and how racial inequality remains a pervasive problem in UK universities. 

A WORD FROM OUR CHARITY PARTNER: TIRED

‘Black History Month is not the only time to celebrate the influence and impact that black culture has had on the dance industry. Learning to dance is not just about learning steps and technique, but it is about learning the origins of each dance style and ensuring that respect is shown to the pioneers. To embody any dance style, you must embody the history and express the emotion of each movement’.

Stacey Green and the TIRED Movement 

The TIRED Movement Merch has been updated, including a t-shirt, sweater, and tote bag. You can now shop all of these pieces via their website.

The TIRED Movement is raising £5,000 to help towards their campaign to improve racial equity, representation, and inclusion in dance education! If you would like to help them fight for change in the Dance Industry, please donate whatever you can.

WE SPOKE TO ONE OF OUR FACES OF MOVE IT: SOPHIA Adzoa-Moore

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‘To me, Black History Month is so important as there are so many people around the world who don’t get to feel celebrated and this is a month in the UK where Black people can celebrate themselves and be celebrated by others.

The world and the industry are changing, slowly, and October is a time to celebrate that. A really special moment for me was watching the World Gymnastics Championships Women’s competition, and the podium was filled with three incredibly talented Black women. It was an honour to watch Black women achieve at such a high level. I hope to one day inspire young Black girls the way those gymnasts inspire me.’

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