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Jamila Johnson-Small As part of La Manutention - Performers in Residency

Launched in 2017, la Manutention is a new format that welcomes and encourages exploration and experimentation, providing artists the opportunity to develop their practices and produces original performances at the occasion of four performatives evenings for one month, giving visitors the opportunity to discover the artists’ world and an occasion to follow the evolution of their ongoing work.


Du 19/04/2018 au 10/05/2018 : Jamila Johnson-Small

Jamila Johnson-Small makes shows that intertwines storytelling and trance states, electronic music and dance, to question gaze(s) directed towards her body. The artist creates choreography envisionned as a scene, chimerical space and battle field. Jamila Johnson-Small is part of two duos "immigrants and animals" and Project O, and she works also under the name of Last Yearz Interesting Negro.


Jamila Johnson-Small will also perform as part of DO DISTURB, the yearly performance festival of Palais de Tokyo (6-7-8 april 2018).


Curator : Vittoria Matarrese


From 19/04/2018 to 10/05/2018

Rendez-vous on Thursdays April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10 from 7:30 pm to 11:00

The event can be accessed only upon presentation of an entry ticket.

Jamila Johnson-Small

Trained in Contemporary Dance and working with choreography, video, sound and sculpture, she is interested in building atmospheric landscapes through the live unfolding of the tensions between things that produce meaning. Of Caribbean descent, born and based in London she has formed long term collaborations with other artists including Project O with Alexandrina Hemsley, immigrants and animals with Mira Kautto. More recently she performs in work by Fernanda Munoz-Newsome, collaborates with Rowdy SS, runs HOTLINE with Sara Sassanelli, and GUSH with David Panos, a semi-regular low-key DIY event.

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