Let ‘im Move You: This is a Success (2016)

Let ‘im Move You: This is a Success (2016)

(trailer video for the performance work)

produced by idiosynCrazy productions

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 and Dondria

video design by Jumatatu Poe


Let ‘im Move You: This is a Success is a continuation of Jumatatu’s work with and around J-Sette movement vocabulary and performance aesthetics.  Jumatatu and Jermone Donte Beacham, collaborators since 2011, initiated a duet study together during a Tanzrecherche residency in Neuss, Germany in the summer of 2013.  Their work explored notions of African-American exceptionalism as expressed through middle class, Black American values reiterated in the J-Sette form.  It explored the artists’ respective relationships to Blackness, gender and queerness through movement and living experiences.  In Let ‘im Move You: This Is a Success, Jumatatu uses the duet with Donte as a launchpad into a new work with William Robinson, with whom Jumatatu has worked since 2010. The two respective duets will inform a larger group work to come, in which Jumatatu and three performers from Philadelphia & NYC will come together with Donte and three of his squad members from Dallas and Jackson (MS).