Celebrating Canadian history and Canadian heroes during the War of 1812 Bicentennial, Black Corps: War of 1812 is about the unheard story of 35 black men who fought and won fame during the war. This black militia, led by Richard Pierpoint, was integral in the victory of the British (Loyalists) over the United States (Patriots).
The performance profiles the life of blacks in Canada and comprises of a range of music and dance genres, including the blues (Howling Wolf), reggae (Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff), classical (Chevalier de St. Georges) and live drumming. The dance pieces feature modern dance, contemporary dance, hip hop, and West African styles.
Presented by Afro-Caribbean Dance Group.