Jan 22, 2017, 2PM

ENDLESS SHOUT: Jumatatu M. Poe’s Let ‘im Move You: A Study and This Is a Success

Music Lessons Poster

Jumatatu Poe

Performance documentation from Let ”im Move You: This Is a Success (2016). Jumatatu Poe and William Robinson (L-R); photo by Tayarisha Poe.

The Institute of Contemporary Art presents selections from Jumatatu M. Poe’s Let ‘im Move You series, Let ‘im Move You: A Study (2013/16)and Let ‘im Move You: This is a Success (2016).

These performances are set in motion by Danielle Goldman, lead participant in the ongoing exhibition Endless Shout, which asks how, why, where, and when performance and improvisation takes place inside the museum.

This event is free and open to the public; register here.

In Let ‘im Move You: A Study, Jumatatu Poe and Jermone Donte Beacham use J-Sette movement and performance structures as jumping off points for experimentation with the role of strategy in dance making and social design. Major interests for these explorations include rhythm, pattern, and attention.

Let ‘im Move You is a series of works choreographed by Jumatatu Poe and Jermone Donte Beacham that stem from Poe’s seven-year research into J-Sette performance. Initial research for the series absorbed the artists’ curiosity about the performance of joy and the conundrum of Black joy. The series began in the summer of 2013 while Poe and Beacham were at a residency through Tanzrecherche NRW, and currently consists of three performance works; a new creation for spring 2018 will bring together a group of J-Sette artists from Dallas and contemporary dancers from Philadelphia. Compelled by J-Sette’s specific rules around formation and order, the new project will confront meanings, real and imaginary, of black queered bodies in public assembly.