Image by Marcus-Hessenberg
NIGHTCLUBBING is supported by Arts Council England, Camden People's Theatre, The Lowry, Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban, Live Art UK, The Marlborough Theatre and Greenwich University.
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!!!
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London NW1 2PY
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑15pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑15pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑15pm
Friday ‑ 7‑15pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑15pm
Mwen Rukandema and Leisha Thomas
Author: Rachael Young
Composer: Mwen Rukandema and Leisha Thomas
Director: Nadia Latif (Directorial Collaborator)
Designer: Naomi Kuyck-Cohen
Lighting: Nao Nagai
Sound: Mwen Rukandema and Leisha Thomas
Dramaturg: Season Butler
Production: Rachael Young