The Black-E, Liverpool
St George Street

Big Union & Shakti

Movema’s annual community get-together!

We are excited to bring back our annual, FREE, community event “Big Union”, 11am-4pm on Saturday 11th June 2022 at The Black-E, Great George Street, Liverpool city centre and everyone is invited!

Organiser Ithalia Forel says:

“Big Union celebrates being human by bringing together all different
parts of the Liverpool community to meet, eat, dance and have fun! People keep telling us this is what we need in these hard times post COVID and other difficult events and this is what Movema do best!”

Movema invites artists & organisations from around the city, from dance to music to other arts and cultural groups who work improve the lives of isolated and under-represented communities in Liverpool city region including; Refugee Women Together, Afro Dance Academy, Sola Arts,
Milap and more. Expect explosive performances, exciting workshops, choirs, martial arts, crafts, kids activities and tasty cultural food.

Shakti Dance Performance

This year the Big Union will premiere “Shakti” a dance performance created by Movema’s community performers and North West Indian dance artists which will celebrate feminine energy in a dynamic and beautiful performance featuring dance styles such as Bharatanatyam, Bollywood and Bhangra and over 20 dancers and live Indian Dhol drummers!

Sheetal Maru – Shakti Director

Director of Shakti, Senior Associate Artist – Sheetal Maru says;

It’s been inspirational to see how our participants have choreographed and responded to the theme of Shakti, which means feminine energy in Sanskrit. They’ve all brought something of themselves to the project, it’s our
way of celebrating the Queen Jubilee’s celebrations in an inclusive and empowering way reflecting the diversity of Britain.

Alok Nyam from MILAP adds; “MILAP are delighted to be part of such an exciting project, making Indian dance and culture accessible to all. We see the new generation of Indian dance artists and teachers who we will continue to support with Movema, as part of our commitment to developing Indian dance and artists in Liverpool and the North West”

Funded and supported by Arts Council England, Milap, VideOdyssey, Community Foundation for Merseyside, The National Lottery and Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund.

Get Involved with Shakti

We still have space for a few extra passionate performers or volunteers to be part of this very exciting and vibrant journey including rehearsals and an explosive performance!