Watch the full performance online here:
The ambitious new work by artist William Kentridge and composer Philip Miller, The Head & the Load was presented at Tate Modern between 11 – 15 July.
Critics and audiences gave this epic work a rapturous reception at a packed Turbine Hall last week, – and now you can watch online for free here for the next 30 days.
The Head & the Load combined music, dance, film projections, mechanised sculptures and shadow play to tell the story of the millions of African porters and carriers who were involved in the First World War.
“cleverness to a truly sublime level, where the mind was constantly entranced, just as the body was engaged in uproarious physicality.” – The Telegraph
“an electrifying collage of imagery and ideas” – The Independent
“extraordinary elegance and emotional and visceral power” – The Evening Standard
“A ruminative performance that brings a pointed value to colonised people whose shattered and lost lives were regarded as expendable” – The Times