A dinghy is washed up on a shore, carrying the hopes, aspirations and dreams of its passengers as they clamber out onto land. Co-created by writer Ryan Calais Cameron and choreographer Jade Hackett, The Tide unpicks the stories and imagery of the most pertinent issue of our era: migration.
Talawa is the primary Black theatre company in the UK, with more than 50 award-winning touring productions from African classics to Oscar Wilde behind it. The name Talawa, comes from a Jamaican patois term and means gutsy and strong.
The Tide is presented as part of the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival’s ‘Dancing City’. GDIF, London’s leading festival of free outdoor theatre and performing arts, runs from 21 June – 6 July 2019, promising a programme of the highest quality international performances in Greenwich, East London and, for the first time, the City of London. A firm favourite in the GDIF programme, Dancing City showcases incredible performances from the UK and beyond in the parks, piazzas, waterfronts and shopping malls of Canary Wharf.
Dancing City is supported by Canary Wharf Arts + Events, Arts Council England and Without Walls.