Saturday Supplement: The Hidden Pin Up

22 Sep 2018

Event times

Performance times:

11am – 11.10am
12pm – 12.10pm
1pm – 1.10pm
2pm – 2.10pm
3pm – 3.10pm

Workshop times:

11.15am – 12pm
1.15pm – 2pm

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The Whitworth

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

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Black Gold Arts (BGA) alumni House of Ghetto have teamed up with artist Gemma Parker to look at the fetishization of the black female body by investigating the hidden history of the black pin up girl and the legacy of racial stereotypes still found in modern day life.


Taking inspiration from the traditional burlesque fan dance with a House of Ghetto twist, this site specific dance and spoken word vignette is political with some added phunk.

The performance is supported by workshops run by Gemma Parker tying in with the Whitworth’s Bodies of Colour wallpaper exhibition offering the chance to create political yet decorative wallpaper designs.

Presented by the Whitworth, Black Gold Arts, House of Ghetto and Gemma Parker.

Saturday 22 September, 11am - 3.10pm
All events are free, drop in, no need to book

Performed by Lenai Russell (Dancer ) & Justina Aina (Writer & Performer). Choreographed by Darren Pritchard & Lenai Russell. Concept design, Research, Costume & Fan fabrication: Gemma Parker.

Image: Gemma Parker, The Hidden Pin Up. Courtesy the artist.

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