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JUMBIE – CANCELLED

JUMBIE – CANCELLED


Thu 17 Mar 2022 – Sat 19 Mar 2022

Jamal Gerald

[UK]
Dance for healing. Dance for freedom. Dance for desire.

A MESSAGE FROM DUDAAN RE THEIR PRODUCTION JUMBIE

“Dudaan are really disappointed to announce that all performances of JUMBIE in Leeds and Manchester are cancelled due to illness and injury. Dudaan want to thank the partners, funders, collaborators and everyone who booked a ticket – especially the Black queer people involved at every stage. We appreciate you, and this isn’t the end of JUMBIE or Dudaan. We can’t wait to see you again in the future.”

Transform is offering all audiences the opportunity to either exchange their ticket for another Transform 21-22 show this week; ‘Quartiers Libres’ by Nadiá Beugré on Friday 18 or Saturday 19 March, to donate their ticket to the festival, or to receive a refund. Box office will be in touch directly with all bookers over the next couple of days – please don’t contact box office, we will be in touch with you.

 

An interdisciplinary performance created by a Black queer ensemble, JUMBIE is a ritual for our sickened times.

Rooted in the history and culture of Montserrat, the Jumbie dance calls on the spirits of the dead to cure illness, solve personal problems, and redress social injustice. A night of feasting and music in which anything might happen – suppressed and silenced by colonial forces and the Christian Church.

 JUMBIE revives the traditional dance but from a contemporary queer perspective, and raises a middle finger to the Church and colonialism by simply existing. Led by provocative and playful artist Jamal Gerald and an ensemble who invite you to a night of sensual revelry. Part ritual, part sex club, part dance party – and fully WTF.

Jamal Gerald’s work is conversational, unapologetic and provocative with a social message. He makes work that he wants to see, intending to take up space as a Black queer person. He has made work for poetry slams, films, parties, cafes and theatres and has presented at Kampnagel (Hamburg), SPILL Festival of Performance, Leeds Playhouse, Battersea Arts Centre and the Barbican.  

Commissioned by Transform and HOME Manchester. Co-produced by Transform and supported by Arts Council England, Leeds Playhouse and Theatre in the Mill. Recipient of a Jerwood Arts’ Live Work Fund Award in 2021.

JUMBIE – CANCELLED

When?

Thu 17 - Sat 19 March 2022
9pm

Where?

CLAY: Centre for Live Art Yorkshire, 2 Regent St, Leeds LS2 7QA

Tickets

£2 – £25 (+2.50 booking fee)

Tickets

Info + Access:
JUMBIE – CANCELLED

When?

Thu 17 - Sat 19 March 2022
9pm

Where?

CLAY: Centre for Live Art Yorkshire, 2 Regent St, Leeds LS2 7QA

Tickets

£2 – £25 (+2.50 booking fee)

DURATION:

60 minutes

AGE GUIDANCE:

16+

ADVISORY INFORMATION:

This performance contains flashing lights. It is anticipated that JUMBIE will contain elements of sexual content, depictions of BDSM and some scenes including nudity

ACCESS:

This is a standing event but seating will be made available if required – please contact box office. There is a single step access to a single door that opens into the venue, the door is 32 inches wide. CLAY has a metal ramp for the step which front of house staff will put out on request. There will be an accessible toilet located in the event space.

Venue

CLAY: Centre for Live Art Yorkshire, 2 Regent St, Leeds LS2 7QA