Negrophilia! (St Helens)


  • The Citadel Arts Centre Waterloo Street St Helens, WA10 1PX UK

Negrophilia is a comprehensively documented Euro-American fascination with African and Black diasporic cultures. The allure continues to be prevalent in European cultures through other forms and guises, from academia to Art and popular culture. This performance is an exploration of the Parisian avant-garde culture of the 1920s and its fascination with Africanism (Negrophilia), whilst also referencing Hollywood cinema of the same era such as I Walked With A Zombie, Cat People and King Kong, surrealist artists such Man Ray and Méret Oppenheim, and Darwin’s illustrations of evolution, encapsulated through the image and political discourses of Josephine Baker.

(Mistress of melody Miss Amy Lamé introduces a hit parade of short sharp performance and in-between the acts plays pure pop, rock’n’roll and northern soul.)