As part of Representation of the People: Act Groundwork Pro are hosting a series of discussions/events to celebrate 100 yrs since some women achieved the right to vote and equal suffrage was achieved for men. We’ll be asking where are we now? as we continue conversations around gender equality and examine action in our art form
Join us, Thursday 15th March 5.45 – 7.30 at Three Doors Up, (Queens Arcade) over a glass of wine and bite to eat for:
Last Yearz Interesting Negro / Jamila Johnson-Small: Practices towards transformation.
Last Yearz Interesting Negro makes dance shows. One of their current works is BASICTENSION, started in 2017 it is a Contemporary Dance performance, from a place of asking how/whether their black body can actually engage with the aesthetic value system of what is known as contemporary dance. Wondering how to arrive at ‘new’ aesthetics, considering exit strategies, how to design environments and performance scores that might support shifts in perspective and allow access to different ways of thinking-doing-being-seeing-feeling? How to mobilise and re-think words that have become so loaded with histories that they cannot hold what they should but are still projected onto, and carried by, our bodies? How to carry all the conflicts and contradictions and shed the compromises?
These events are open to all, to reserve your place email Groundworkprocardiff@gmail.com
Suggested donation £4 (no one will be excluded for lack of funds)
Three Doors Up is part of Arcade Cardiff, find it in Queens Arcade (down the escalators by New Look).
*Jamila will also be leading morning class for dancers and movers and those interested in dance practices.
Thursday 15 & Friday 16 March: Jamila Johnson-Small
Image by Christa Holka
An access fund is available for Wales based artists who may need assistance with travel, accommodation, childcare, costs associated with disabled access or other costs incurred.