Week of July 21, 2018
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jumatatu m. poe:
terrestrial

jumatatu m. poe:
terrestrial

Part of Gathering Place: Black Queer Land(ing)
Curated by Marýa Wethers

April 19 – 21 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
tickets $15 – $20
pre-show talk: april 21, 4:30 pm
Gathering Place: Black Queer Land(ing) Series Pass: $45
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Inspired by the hot brown granules in both desert dirt and beach sand, terrestrial is an examination of humans as earth and Black humans as having a long, continuing terrestrial history that far precedes—and will outlive—the past five centuries of white supremacy’s specific oppressions. From beneath packed ground, vocal composition and choreography are unearthed to magnify the epic truthsliesfantasiesmemoriesdreams underneath the hot brown skin tones of the performers. The work is directed by jumatatu m. poe, with video design by Tayarisha Poe and performance by dancers jumatatu and Samantha Speis and vocalist Rodrigo Jerônimo. terrestrial is an in-progress three-hour long performance installation intended for audiences to come and go throughout the experience as they choose.

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