Engaging young black Britons with the relevance of the Holocaust

Professor Stuart Taberner won a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council for the outreach project ‘Engaging Young Black Britons with the Relevance of the Holocaust’.

Professor Taberner and Professor Paul Cooke worked with RJC Dance – the leading inclusive black dance organisation in the north of England – to develop a dance performance relating to the history of the Holocaust. They worked closely with the young performers at RJC Dance to debate the relevance of the Holocaust for the present day and how this relevance can be expressed creatively. The project encouraged audiences to think about the impact that the Holocaust has had on today’s society in terms of how we view and deal with different forms of prejudice.

Other project partners were the UK National Holocaust Centre and Museum, the Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association, and the Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah.

The performance, ‘One amongst Millions’ took place in May 2016 as part of our ‘German Futures – German Pasts’ postgraduate conference.

You can read German at Leeds undergraduate Kate Reeves’ blog about working with RJC Dance, here.