On 9th & 10th November 2023, Clod Ensemble and Nu Civilisation Orchestra transformed Shoreditch Town Hall into a whirlwind of movement, music and Mingus.
Our unique staging of The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, the seminal album from jazz bassist/bandleader/composer Charles Mingus, was received by sell-out crowds for both nights of its run.
Part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady received coverage on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune as well as a five-star review in The Guardian.
“A joyful celebration of movement […] it’s a delight to be caught up in it, swept up in a wave with the simple pleasure of synchrony, community and great music.”
The Guardian – read the full piece here.
All images Hugo Glendinning
Nu Civilisation Orchestra
Peter Edwards, Gary Crosby, Aleksandra Topczewska, Anoushka Nanguy, Ashley Blasse, Becca Toft, David Kayode, Donovan Haffner, Edward Wakili-Hick, Hanna Mbuya, Mark Kavuma, Tom Sheen
Arran Green, Faye Stoeser, Fukiko Takase, Makiko Aoyama, Maycie-Ann St-Louis, Kenny Wing Tao Ho, Rachele Rapisardi, Valerie Ebuwa, Zoe Bywater
Dance Artists – Trinity Laban
Ben Sungmin Kim, Jekaterina Bikova, Joe Kong YuQiao, Katie Kelly, Kaya Blumenthal-Rothchild, Livy Yuwei Cheng, Mary Sweetnam, Nina Sun Shan, Rosie Taylor,
Sandy Hoi Shan Yip, Zoe Wheal
Production and Crew
Suzy Willson, Hansjörg Schmidt, Marianthi Hatzikidi, Sarah Blenkinsop, Stuart Heyes, Claire Cunningham, Marina Martinez, Pembe Tokluhan, Oliver Cunningham
FOR CLOD ENSEMBLE
Suzy Willson, Paul Clark, Roxanne Peak-Payne, Olivia Amory, Fred Mikardo-Greaves, Claire Cunningham, Shjodi Ison
FOR TOMORROW’S WARRIORS
Janine Irons, Gary Crosby, Fish Krish, Graeme Miall, Indy Vidyalankara, Patricia Pascal, Rohit Jepegnanam
FOR TRINITY LABAN CONSERVATOIRE
Hilary Stainsby, Suzie Holmes, Lizzie Barker