Jumbie – Jamal Gerald

A Black person with their head back and hands side by side just under their chin, clenched into fists.
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HOME
Wed Mar 23 - Sat Mar 26

Jumbie – Jamal Gerald

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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.

“Jamal Gerald is on track to becoming one of Live Art’s premier provocateurs … [he is] an artist who seeks not just to inform or change minds, but to challenge the very ways in which our minds are made up”

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PRODUCTION INFORMATION

Age Recommendation: 16+
Contains flashing lights
It is anticipated Jumbie will contain elements of sexual content, depictions of BDSM and some scenes including nudity.

ACCESS

Access performances will be available for this production, visible at the HOME ticket page.
General access information for HOME is available at this link.

CREDITS

JUMBIE is a Dudaan and Transform co-production in association with HOME. Dudaan; pronounced dudarn (a Montserratian term which means – fresh, sweet, lovely place), it is a Black queer enterprise. Alongside producing the work of its founder and director, Jamal Gerald, it creates and supports work by other Black queer artists in and around the north. JUMBIE is its inaugural production.

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