INFORMATION FOR PRESENTERS

For Booking Information, Contact:

 

Jessica Marino, Booking Agent
jess@jamdancer.com | 484.599.0252

JAMPress Management
Pittsburgh, PA
 
www.jamdancer.com

 

TOUR REPERTORY

ABBEY: In the Red

ABBEY: In the Red is a live Jazz and dance filled performance inspired by the life and music of Jazz vocalist, composer, and civil rights activist Abbey Lincoln. Sound designer/producer Soy Sos brings together a live ensemble of woodwinds, strings and electronics featuring several esteemed musicians. Integrated into this immersive musical experience is a moving, contemporary dance performance by STAYCEE PEARL dance project created to actively express the evolution of culture through the performing arts. More

OCTAVIA

Octavia Butler was the most prominent of few African American Science Fiction writers. In 1995, after living in poverty for many years, she earned a "genius grant" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, awarding her $295,000 and new expanded notoriety for writing adventures such as Kindred, where a 20th century black woman travels back in time to slavery, and Adulthood Rites, where humans and extra terrestrials live together experiencing mystical other-worldly situations. Finding similarities in character personalities, powers, adventures, and moods, STAYCEE PEARL dance project creates a world colored by Butler's storytelling sensibilities and an interpretation of Butler's own life. More

...on being...

Inspired by the recent socio-political climate surrounding race and colorism, ...on being... is a dance-centered multimedia work examining Blackness in relation to Post-Blackness. Using Touré's Who's Afraid of Post Blackness? and How to be Black by Baratunde Thurston as catalysts, ...on being... challenges audiences to consider a sensitive topic prominent in current events. Developed with consideration to many individual perspectives, ...on being... expands the perceived boundaries of the African Diaspora, broadens the conversation about race and blackness, and connects viewers to a lively national discussion. More

FLOWERZ

FLOWERZ is a dance and sound performance venturing back to when both Staycee and Herman Pearl spent years involved in the New York house music scene. Herman worked on the production side while Staycee spent much of her free time from the dance studio in the clubs and loft parties of that era. Through exploration and celebration, STAYCEE PEARL dance project (SPdp) takes audiences through an evening-in-the-life of party goers. More

PLAYGROUND

Inspired by the recent socio-political climate surrounding race and colorism, ...on being... is a dance-centered multimedia work examining Blackness in relation to Post-Blackness. Using Touré's Who's Afraid of Post Blackness? and How to be Black by Baratunde Thurston as catalysts, ...on being... challenges audiences to consider a sensitive topic prominent in current events. Developed with consideration to many individual perspectives, ...on being... expands the perceived boundaries of the African Diaspora, broadens the conversation about race and blackness, and connects viewers to a lively national discussion. More