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jumatatu m. poe

Pillow Grounds | August 26-28

This roving performance involves gravel terrain.

In the Let ’Im Move You series, jumatatu m. poe and collaborator Jerome “Donte” Beachman distill decade-long research of J-Sette performance, a “high step” march popularized by the women’s majorette teams at historically Black colleges in the United States. An amalgam of the performance and complexities of Black joy, poe and Beacham investigate rhythm, pattern, and attention in this iteration of the work.

This Is A Success (2016) and A Study (2013/2016) were first developed in a residency through Kultursekretariat’s Tanzrecherche NRW program at Kulturforum Alte Post in Neuss, Germany. Research for the work happened in studios, gay bars, and clubs across Köln Germany. A reimagining of these works for the Pillow’s campus allows audiences to travel through and within a lens of the body of work that is Let ’Im Move You.

This performance contains brief nudity.

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Event Dates
Thursday, Aug 26

8:00 PM

Friday, Aug 27

8:00 PM

Friday, Aug 27

10:00 PM

Saturday, Aug 28

8:00 PM

Onsite Event:
jumatatu m. poe
(Site-Specific)

At Pillow Grounds: Aug 26 - Aug 28