ABOUT THE GRANT
- $29,450 to Painted Bride Art Center to support Let ‘im Move You: This Is a Formation (MAP 2017)
- $6,576 to general operating support for jumatatu m. poe and Jermone “Donte” Beacham
ABOUT THE PROJECT
This Is a Formation is a new dance work by Philadelphia-based choreographer jumatatu m. poe and Dallas-based J-Sette artist Jermone “Donte” Beacham. The work unites Black dancers of various genders addressing choreographic, emotional and spiritual form present within J-Sette and other Black queer dance vocabularies. With live-constructed music and media design, Formation confronts historic imaginations and limitations of: art institutions centering White aesthetics, and outdoor spaces within predominantly Black neighborhoods. Culminating a 7-year collaboration, jumatatu and Donte propose both real and imaginary possibilities of Black performing humans organized in assembly.
jumatatu m. poe
Jermone “Donte” Beacham