NIGHTCLUBBING

NIGHTCLUBBING

POST PUNK / POST FEAR / POST PANIC

Rachael Young and her badass band of superhumans embrace Afrofuturism and the cult of Grace Jones in NIGHTCLUBBING – an explosive new performance bringing visceral live music and intergalactic visions to start a revolution.  

1981: Grace Jones releases her landmark album ‘Nightclubbing’; her body is brown and soft.
2015: Three women are refused entry into a London nightclub; their bodies are brown and soft.

Grace Jones; a dark skinned, androgynous, Jamaican woman, transcending societal norms to become an international superstar. Then later, three young black women, discriminated against and excluded, their bodies branded; ‘undesirable’.

WE are those women, we zoom through galaxies and solar systems, travelling through time, preparing for our moment to land…IT’S NOW!

Women to the front, People of Colour to the front, LGBTQIA+ to the front!!!

NIGHTCLUBBING is kindly supported by Arts Council England, Camden People’s Theatre, The Lowry (‘Developed with’), Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership (Compass Commission), Live Art UK, Diverse Actions, The Marlborough Theatre and Greenwich University.

 

Collaborators:
Sound Designer/Musician/Performer: Mwen
Sound Designer/Musician/Performer: Leisha Thomas
Lighting Design: Nao Nagai
Set and Costume Design: Naomi Kuyck-Cohen
Dramaturgy: Season Butler
Movement Consultants: Alleyne Dance
Directorial Collaborator: Nadia Latif
Producer: Anna Smith
Music development collaborators: xin, Naomi Jackson, Alicia Jane Turner and Kiera Coward-Deyell

All image credits:
Photographer: Marcus Hessenberg
Stylist: Naomi Gray
Make-up Artist: Umber Ghauri

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Upcoming dates:

2019

Knotty Festival – Folkestone, Quarterhouse
15th June, 8pm
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Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
29th July – 11th August, 3:45pm
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