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Shades of Blue

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Shades of Blue

- 07:30 pm

The revolution cannot be televised. Shades of Blue is a work that beats to the tune of change, lasting change, systematic change through the means of a potent mix of dance, poetry, theatre and music where performance and protest clash, flirt and mould.

Conceived by artistic brothers Kel and Anthony Matsena, Shades of Blue is a work crafted for our times. Performed by a cast of nine performers, the work traverses through thunderous choreography, quivering text and a slick but trembling score that will not only make the audience rethink their position in society but celebrate a stronger future which we all have a part in moulding.


Presented by Matsena Productions

Artistic Directors Anthony Matsena & Kel Matsena

The work is co-produced by Sadler’s Wells, Dance East and Matsena Productions, supported by Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Taliesin Arts Center, Black History Wales/Cymru, Race Council Cymru, Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales/Cymru.

Warning: Shades of Blue contains themes of bereavement / death, physical violence, racism, partial nudity and strong language.