‘The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady’ is a vivid piece of contemporary film-making from Clod Ensemble. The film features world class dancers moving in response to the seminal 1963 album of the same name from jazz pioneer Charles Mingus. Clod Ensemble’s kaleidoscopic film unlocks a new way of listening to this wildly sensual and rhythmically explosive album. 2023 marks sixty years since the release of Mingus’ LP, and this extraordinary musical work still feels as vital as ever.
‘The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady’ will be shown for free on the Summer Sessions stage, allowing you to enjoy this forty-minute film in the summer sunshine.
About Clod Ensemble
Since founding Clod Ensemble in 1995, director Suzy Willson and composer Paul Clark have developed a highly original performance language, creating provocative, finely-crafted work which is ambitious in scale and concept. Clod Ensemble works at the intersections where different artistic forms meet, transform and challenge each other.
Clod Ensemble collaborates with dancers, actors, musicians, medics, architects and orchestras to create work which is presented in London, across the UK and internationally. Some of the theatres, dance houses, galleries and public spaces Clod Ensemble’s work has been presented in include Sadler’s Wells, Tate Modern, The Lowry Salford, Wales Millennium Centre, Serralves Museum Porto and Public Theater New York.
Image by Manuel Vason