LAST YEARZ INTERESTING NEGRO /
JAMILA JOHNSON-SMALL (England)
THE WORK ROOM, TRAMWAY, GLASGOW directions
Sat 2nd June 2018
1pm // 3hrs // £5
Presented by The Work Room in association with Take Me Somewhere and Tramway.
Following the performance of i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere, Last Yearz Interesting Negro/Jamila Johnson-Small is facilitating a practical workshop towards encouraging flow between dancing, talking and thinking.
To book, please email Sara@theworkroom.org.uk
workshops terrify me. i don’t want to learn anything - i feel too old to be able to let anything in because after a few decades of being alive i have been exposed too much to the dubious power-relations in rooms supposedly for education and learning, i have realised that a lot of what i have learned has been some training in obedience and subliminal correction. maybe i am just another neurotic londoner, woke just enough to make some stylistic statements of resistance and passive just enough to get jobs and get by in this world that establishes and feeds off of my ‘otherness'.
point being: techno-meditations on states of being and coping with being and bodies and other people and all that mad energy i.e. some dancing, to some music, with some words to encourage, to ignore, to suggest, to convince, to seduce, to say a daily prayer that is a manifesto that is a fuck you that is whatever it needs to be
Last Yearz Interesting Negro is the independent project of Jamila Johnson-Small, who makes shows that work with in-between spaces, syncopation, trance states, internal narratives, intensities, overwhelm, electronic music, and small dances to affect/ disrupt/ deflect/ distort/ reflect gaze(s) directed towards her body, and to cope with Being.
Their current research is around boundaries, betrayal, nonbelonging, scale, pleasure and trans/formation, on personal/ structural/ symptomatic/ somatic levels. Thinking about impact and exchange through/in/as movement, considering the intimacy and treachery of performance.
ACCESS:Venue is wheelchair accessible. The performance will be BSL Interpreted by Amy Cheskin.