Internationally acclaimed jazz artist, composer and pianist Julian Joseph and award-winning choreographer and director Sheron Wray pack a punch with a knockout evening of new sporting dance works celebrating sportsmanship and achievement.
Based on the heroic sporting battle in 1938 between African American boxer Joe Louis and German boxer Max Schmeling, Julian Joseph’s new dance suite The Brown Bomber, commissioned as part of PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music 20×12, brings to life the connection between two athletes – once adversaries in sport whose friendship endured, despite the ideological
opposition by which they were both surrounded.
Also featuring Joseph’s Shadowball Dance Suite about Negro League baseball and a jazz set full of surprises, this ringside tribute performed by a squad of young dancers and the Julian Joseph Sextet, pulls no punches.
20, 21 June 2012, 7.30pm
0844 412 4300
Lilian Baylis Studio at Sadler’s Wells, Islington.