body as oracle, a trance, a rhythmic interface, an atmosphere, a landscape with the texture of my current mental state. a dance informed by everything and everyone i have ever encountered, seen, heard, felt, been beside that has become part of me, as i try to identify my own voice. and then see if i can stand it. nothing ever really goes away.
Last Yearz Interesting Negro is the performance project of London based artist and dancer, Jamila Johnson-Small. They make choreographic compositions with collaborators of small dances, sculpture, electronic music, poems, video, texture and a public. The works are stage/dreamspace/battleground, atmospheric landscapes created through the live unfolding of the tensions between things that produce meaning.
Concept, choreography and performance: Jamila Johnson-Small / Music: Phoebe Collings-James, Josh Anio Grigg, Jamila Johnson-Small, Junior XL, Nkisi, Shelley Parker / Lighting design: Jackie Shemesh / Sound design: Josh Anio Grigg / Sculpture: Joey Addison / Video: Jamila Johnson-Small & David Panos.