H PATTEN

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1961-01-20
Education Lea Mason C of E Sch Birmingham, Bournville Sch of Art and Craft Birmingham (City & Guilds Part 1), South Glamorgan Inst of Higher Educn Cardiff (BA), Univ of Legon Ghana
Books & Publications involved with: UK Black by Karen Wheeler (music video) 1990, Black Voices film 1990, Ama (Efirititi Film Co) 1990; British Council sponsored tours: to Malawi (choreographed Ndakula prodn with Kwacha Cultural Troupe, led troupe on first nat tour) 1990, to Zambia (choreographed one hour showcase with Zambia National Dance Troupe and The Univ of Zambia Dance Ensemble) 1992, to Malawi (to work with Kwacha Cultural Troupe) and to Kenya 1993; research tour to Ghana, Senegal, The Gambia, Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago, Carriacou and Greneda (with Irie Dance Theatre for The Story Behind the Song) 1992; also extensive teaching in UK and abroad, work with numerous nat and int tutors of African and Caribbean dance; Black Dance Devpt Tst Summer Schs 1 2 3 4 & 5; solo storytelling performance Guildhall Gloucester 1989; has exhibited extensively in Britain and the Caribbean
Recreations basketball, music, research into Folk Culture
Clubs N/A
Style H Patten, Esq
Career dancer; Danse de L'Afrique 1982-86: fndr memb, princ male dancer, drummer English tour 1983, Moroccan tour 1984 organised and performed Midlands tour with Jean Binta Breeze 1985; participant Mayfest Festival Glasgow with Pepsi Poet and Benjamin Zephania 1983; Inst of African Studies Univ of Legon Ghana 1983: trg with Ghana National Danse Ensemble, tutor of Caribbean dance, participant in Accra and Hogbetsocho Festival Angola Volta Region; dep dir and community arts worker The CAVE (Community and Village Entertainment) Birmingham 1983-86; freelance artiste, tutor of Caribbean and African music and dance and visual arts, painter, sculptor, photographer, storyteller 1986-; performer and teacher of dance Int Lit Festival Lecce Italy (for Cwlth Inst) 1990, lead dancer Adaniloro nat tour (with Sakoba Prodns) 1991; Adzido Pan African Dance Ensemble: joined 1986, re-joined 1987, In the Village of Africa tour 1987, Coming Home tour 1988, performances at Queen Elizabeth Festival Hall South Bank 1988, Edinburgh Festival 1988, performances at Sadler's Wells 1988, Irish tour 1989, Montpellier Dance, Festival France 1989, Under Africa Skies tour 1990, educn outreach liaison co-ordinator 1990; Dis Ya Set Up (dance, drama, story telling prodn, which toured nationally) prodr/choreographer/performer 1994, dance conslt Africa 95 (an int festival of African arts), Panafest (workshops, Ghana) 1994; Black Dance Development Trust: tstee Bd 1987, performed at first and second annual awards 1987 and 1989, planned and co-ordinated prog for Summer School III 1988, received Creativity in Music & Dance award 1989, East Midlands educn outreach devpt worker 1989; choreographer of: Carnival Fire (Third Dimension Theatre Co) 1987, Devil Going to Dance (Staunch Poets & Players) 1988, Mother Poem (Temba Theatre Co) 1989, Round Heads and Peak Heads (Tara Arts Theatre Co) 1989, Soul-Less-Game (Kokuma Performing Arts) 1989, Flying Costumes, Floating Tombs (by Keith Khan for London Int Festival of Arts) 1991 (Dance Umbrella award), Ina De Wildanis (one man theatre prodn touring nationally and internationally) 1992 (also prodr), Journey From Jourouvert (for Costume Designers Club and LIFT Festival) 1993 (designed and cmmnd making of costumes for Irie Dance Theatre Co in The Gambia), The Story Behind the Song - Torie Bac a De Song (Irie Dance Theatre) 1993
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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