Kinetika Bloco at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant
We are excited to announce that Kinetika Bloco have been given the opportunity to take part in The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant!
It will be taking place on the 5th June 2022 over the bank holiday weekend to honour Her Majesty The Queen as the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee with 70 years of service.
Kinetika Bloco will parade through the streets of Westminster and along The Mall past Buckingham Palace telling the story of Her Majesty’s record reign and our transforming society over this unprecedented period.
River of Hope
To create the spectacular celebration of street band music, youth creativity and dance, we have linked up with Oi Musica under the Thames Festival Trust to form the ‘River of Hope’ section of the Pagent. Our 120 young people will be boosted by 30 professional guest musicians from across the UK courtesy of Edinburgh street band organisation Oi Musica, together creating a New Orleans-inspired wall of sousaphones–the largest ever to parade in the UK! Our performance makes a conscious choice to exemplify the power of unity and collective action, drawing on the themes of connection, togetherness, environment and climate justice.
River of Hope acknowledges the past as a foothold for our future – respecting heritage and celebrating varied cultures, histories and viewpoints as we come together to create shared hopes and dreams for the next 70 years.
Flags for everyone!
200 flags are currently being designed through Thames Festival Trust’s River of Hope creative learning project, which links schools around the world through the study of rivers. The designs created will be featured on beautiful flags, animated by 200 young people from schools across London and choreographed by our one and only Leon Hazlewood!
It’s going to be epic
With 350 parading performers channelling their energy, talent, passion, pain and joy into an extraordinary performance, River of Hope is a large-scale carnival piece that will be extraordinary, intoxicating and powerful.
Andy, Shayanna and Leon alongside the rest of the Bloco team are working with Pageant Master Adrian Evans LVO to form the spectacle.
‘Our performance of River of Hope expresses our deep human need for celebration, recognising the importance of shared experiences and coming together to take part in uninhibited good times! It acknowledges the need for collective joy, celebration and above all, hope, as we face an uncertain future together. We are honoured to be a part of this historic event and are grateful for the opportunity.’ – Tamzyn French, Kinetika Bloco CEO
Following spring school we have been rehearsing every Friday at the Southbank Centre in the lead up to the Pageant and can’t wait to show the world who we are and what we stand for!
If anyone wants to get involved as a part of the flag section, please get in touch as soon as possible as we would love to have you join us!