Drawn from their research into J-Sette—“a performance style popular in the southern United States, practiced widely among majorettes and drill teams at historically Black colleges and universities, and also among teams of primarily queer men who compete at gay clubs and pride festivals”*—LET ’IM MOVE YOU: THIS IS A FORMATION will see indoor theatrical performances—in the round with a standing room audience—preceded by outdoor presentations of the more impromptu LET ’IM MOVE YOU: INTERVENTION.
See links below for details.
JUMATATU M. POE and JERMONE DONTE BEACHAM—LET ’IM MOVE YOU: INTERVENTION
Thursday, September 16, at 6 pm.
Starts at 5th Street and Bay Street, Santa Monica.
See link here if you arrive after 6 pm.
Friday and Saturday, September 17 and 18, at 8 pm.
631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.
Thursday, September 23, at 7:30.
Between Rainier Beach and Columbia City, Seattle (details to follow).
Friday, September 24, at 7 pm.
Saturday, September 25, at 9:30 pm, dance party to follow.
Merrill Theater—On the Boards
jumatatu m. poe and Jermone Donte Beacham, Let ‘im Move You: This Is a Formation, from top: Photograph by Tayarisha Poe; Abrons Arts Center, New York, 2019, performers include LaKendrick Davis, Maria Bauman-Morales, Sanchel Brown, poe, William Henry Robinson, Nikolai McKenzie, Beacham, Zen Jefferson, photograph by Maria Baranova; photograph courtesy jumatatu m. poe. Images © the photographers and artists.