Fri, Oct 4, 2019, 8:00 PM – Sat, Oct 5, 2019, 9:30 PM
I will be DJing in jumatatu m. poe & Jermone Donté Beacham’s “Let ‘im Move You: This is a Success and A Study” at BAAD! on October 4th & 5th…I will also be DJing the ‘Queer Slow Jam Party’ on the night of the 4th.
Let ‘im Move You, a series of performance and installation works, is a continuation of jumatatu and Donte’s work within and in response to J-Sette’s movement vocabulary and Black queer performance aesthetics. In A Study, performed by the artists, J-Sette is a base of experimentation into the role of strategy both in dance making and social design. This Is a Success, the second performance work in the series, is a duet performed by jumatatu and dancer William Robsinon that explores notions of African-American exceptionalism as expressed through the middle class, Black American values reiterated in the J-Sette form. J-Sette’s rhythmic rigor and team-oriented execution of in-time formal improvisations allow the artists to flirtatiously tease their audiences through playful games of rhythm, pattern, and attention.