Let ‘im Move You: Intervention (2016)

Let ‘im Move You: Intervention (2016)

 

 

conceived and directed by Jumatatu Poe

choreography by Jumatatu Poe, with additional material from Jermone Donte Beacham

performed by Jumatatu Poe and William Robinson

sound design by Jumatatu Poe with music by James Blake, Dondria, Michael Jackson, and Prince

 

This work is a continuation of Jumatatu’s work with and around J-Sette movement vocabulary and performance aesthetics. Jumatatu Poe and William Robinson formatted their work, Let ‘im Move You: This Is a Success into a street intervention performed three times in three separate locations in Philadelphia on Sunday, June 26, 2016. The three locations were: 5th & Luzerne Streets, Germantown Avenue & Haines Street, and 52nd Street & Baltimore Avenue (documented here).

 

On June 12, 2016, 49 people were murdered, 50 injured at Pulse NightClub in Orlando, FL. Pulse is a queer night club and the night of the murders was their Latin night, highlighting area drag and transgender performers. The spilling of water (symbolic alcohol) is a theatrical libation (a drink poured in offering) for those murdered.