Dates and Times
Tue 8 - Sat 12 May at 7:15pm
Part of our Spring 2018 programme. Browse the full season here. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets into your basket and we’ll do the rest.
Presented by Rachael Young
POST PUNK / POST FEAR / POST PANIC
Rachael Young and her badass band of super-humans 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 and becoming an international superstar. Then later, three young black women, discriminated against and excluded, their bodies branded ‘undesirable’.
WE are those three women, our bodies are brown and soft. We zoom through galaxies and solar systems, traveling through time, returning again and again to see if things have changed. We just want some bodies at the front that are brown or soft or queer. It’s time for a different rhythm, a different future, it’s time to take up space, make some noise and change the narrative.
Women to the front, LGBTQ to the front, People of Colour to the front!!!
NIGHTCLUBBING is kindly supported by Arts Council England, Camden People’s Theatre, The Lowry, Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban, Live Art UK, The Marlborough Theatre and Greenwich University.
About the company
Rachael Young is an award-winning performance maker based between London and Nottingham. Playful, collaborative and interdisciplinary, her current practice embraces autobiographical experience, movement, sound, duration, repetition and exhaustion to explore political resistance and the relentless fight for justice. Her recent show OUT, exploring queer black experience, toured nationally and internationally throughout 2017.
Image Credit: (c) Sam Ryley