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Encounters | Dandyism

Event type: Performance

Sat 11 Feb, 7:00pm

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Venue: Studio 3, Yorkshire Dance

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Come and see the evening performance of Dandyism by Patrick Ziza Dance, 7.00pm – 8.30pm, suitable for all ages. There will be an opportunity to join in if you wish and feel free to dress boldly.

Dandyism is centuries old, and for the original African dandies, it represented male empowerment and post-colonial freedom. African Dandies appropriated the flamboyance of the 18th Century English and French gentlemen in defiance against slavery, referred to by some as a resistance movement. By the 1960s, it had become a phenomenon, a way to preserve a legacy of African culture and challenge conventional male stereotypes.

Dandyism is a celebration of style and cool as well as a concern for humanism, gender and identity in our increasingly divided society. In this new dance work, choreographer Patrick Ziza
explores the Dandy’s fashion and style as an assertion of freedom, the evolution of this cultural phenomenon into a modern-day norm, and how it relates to gender and cultural identity in the 21st Century.

Dandyism is flamboyance: dress sharp and present your best self.

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