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Nativity: A Performance by Rosa-Johan Uddoh

Thu 7 December 2023

Murray Edwards College

This short epic tale focuses on the Black character of ‘Balthazar’, one of the three Kings who visited the baby Jesus at his birth and who became a vital part of one of the most popular motifs in Western art history.

The script, written by the artist, takes a pantomime like approach and is inspired by the artist’s archival research into Black presences in Europe, as well as personal experiences of being asked to perform ‘blackness’ in both theatrical and everyday settings for a white gaze.

With the generous support of the Art Fund and in collaboration with Performance Exchange, where the performance premiered in 2022, NATIVITY will be acquired for The Women’s Art Collection, marking the first time a performance has entered the Collection.

Please note that the performance is not wheelchair accessible. There are 4 steps down from the entrance level to the audience seats. A copy of the script of the performance can be provided on request. The performance will last approximately 30 mins and will be filmed.

Due to the layout of the room latecomers will not be admitted.

Cost: Pay as you feel; free for students

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Please note that booking is required for this event.



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Thu 7 December 2023 3:00PM - 4:00PM
7:00PM - 8:00PM


Address: Murray Edwards College
Huntingdon Road
Telephone: 01223 762100
Fax: 01223 763110