Choreographer and performer Jamila Johnson-Small creates spaces – on stages, screens, in corners and bodies – always in the context of decentralized structures of power and non-hierarchical living conditions. In a (staged) world of obstacles, opacities, electronic music and congregations of people, she navigates with her first solo project as Last Yearz Interesting Negro through copies of herself and Black queer images of body as well as between various mental states, textures, delirium and noise. In doing so, she overcomes binaries, seeks out alternative movements and refuses to serve as a projection surface or object of fantasy. Her singular work adopts a clear position: noise before silence, present before past, pleasure over doing it right!

In English / Choreografie, Performance: Jamila Johnson-Small / Musik: Phoebe Collings-James, Josh Anio Grigg, Junior XL, Nkisi, Shelley Parker / Lichtdesign: Jackie Shemesh / Sounddesign: Josh Anio Grigg / Skulpturen: Joey Addison / Video: David Panos / Eine Auftragsarbeit von Fierce Festival Birmingham und The Marlborough Pub and Theatre Brighton, unterstützt durch Arts Council England Grants for the Arts / Das Projekt “im*possible bodies. Performing sharing celebrating. Festival für utopische Praxis” wird gefördert durch die Kulturstiftung des Bundes und unterstützt durch die Freunde und Förderer des Mousonturms e.V. (f.f.m).

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