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The Black Saint & The Sinner Lady: Listening Party | Clod Ensemble & Nu Civilisation Orchestra

Thu 19 November

Stream time / 8:00pm

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You are invited to join Clod Ensemble & Nu Civilisation Orchestra for a new perspective on Mingus' big band masterpiece. Listen to this wildly sensual, rhythmically explosive classic album and watch world class dancers move to the music  - with commentary from MOBO-nominated Peter Edwards.

You are invited to join Clod Ensemble and members of Nu Civilisation Orchestra for a new perspective on Mingus’ big band masterpiece. Experience a new way of listening to this wildly sensual, rhythmically explosive classic album by watching world class dancers move to the music, unlocking powerful elements such as its beautiful melodies, complex structure and huge emotional range.

We will be listening to the album in its original recorded format performed by Charles Mingus and his band, with commentary from MOBO-nominated Peter Edwards, Music Director of Nu Civilisation Orchestra and Clod Ensemble Artistic Director Suzy Willson, which will be broadcast live from Shoreditch Town Hall. Audiences are invited to join online.

Featuring guest performances from residents of Shoreditch and Hoxton, as well as Hackney carnival arts organisation Tropical Isles, with dancers wearing collections from Hackney-based designers Simone Rocha, Eudon Choi and previous collaborators ArtSchool.

Featuring guest performances from residents of Shoreditch and Hoxton, as well as Hackney carnival arts organisation Tropical Isles, with dancers wearing collections from Hackney-based designers Simone Rocha, Eudon Choi and previous collaborators ArtSchool.

The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady: Listening Party is part of a programme of events inspired by Charles Mingus’ 1963 masterpiece The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady, created in collaboration with Nu Civilisation Orchestra. The project builds on the NCO’s acclaimed, sold out performance of The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre during the EFG London Jazz Festival in 2013. https://www.clodensemble.com/performance/black-saint-sinner-lady/

CLOD ENSEMBLE
create provocative, finely crafted performance and participation projects driven by movement and music. They work at the intersection of different forms and disciplines, collaborating with dancers, actors, musicians, medics, architects and researchers.
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Nu Civilisation Orchestra (NCO
) is the brainchild of award-winning bassist and bandleader, Gary Crosby OBE. Pianist and composer, Peter Edwards has directed the NCO since its inception. The orchestra has a reputation for excellence and diversity in its members, its repertoire and its artistic collaborations, creating ambitious projects focusing on artists from very different music backgrounds.
nucivilisation.com

The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady is supported by Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, and by Hackney Council's Shoreditch and Hoxton Arts Fund, created from a levy on developers to support arts and culture programmes that bring different communities together.

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CLOD ENSEMBLE

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