Scope and Contents
This collection primarily comprises audio-visual, administrative, and promotional materials. It includes records relating to the governance of OnyxArts Foundation and administrative and promotional materials for various Nubian Steps productions.
- Creation: 1996-2013
Biographical / Historical
The production 'Nubian Steps' was created in response to a report entitled 'Advancing Black Dancing' written by David Bryan for the Arts Council England in 1993, and was conceived as a platform for Black British choreographers and dancers. In 1996 Bryan set up the company OnyxArts productions, under which three Nubian Steps productions were staged in 1996, 1997 and 2001 in the Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre. The performances featured many of the artists that are present today including Maria Ryan (SOE Board and The Place); Robert Hylton; and Merville James (Phoenix Dance Theatre).
Language of Materials
This collection has been arranged into two series levels:
NUBIAN/1 Onyx Foundation Governance
NUBIAN/2 Performances and Productions
Donated as part of the Black Dance Archives Project, 2015
This description was compiled by Jessica Knights, Archive volunteer, June to July 2015
- Black Cultural Archives: Nubian Steps
- Black Cultural Archives
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