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PAST melt

MELT–BIG BODY: Experimental J-Sette Performance Workshop

Jermone Donte Beacham


Jumatatu Poe

10:00am – 12:00pm
July 22, 2019
Danspace Project

131 E 10th St New York, NY 10003

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Exit at 2nd ave and walk up to 10th street
Exit at 3rd ave and walk down to 10th street
to 8th Street-NYU
to Astor Place

  • EARLYBIRD registration discount available through April 30.
  • Drop-ins not available.

J-Sette, also known as Bucking, is a performance style popular in the southern United States, practiced widely among majorettes and drill teams at historically Black colleges and universities, and also among teams of primarily queer men who compete in gay clubs and pride festivals. The workshop focuses on bombastic performance energy, complex relationships to rhythm and music, movement precision, group dynamics, and discovering joy in flesh and community. We will explore how the performance of J-Sette creates expectations around attention and accountability to a community, and how it positions leadership. All people and their bodies are encouraged to participate, with respect to our varied range in previous training and ability.


You can explore the full schedule for Summer MELT 2019 here. Stay tuned for schedule updates and announcements.

We currently have multi-workshop pricing available, so you receive a discount when you register for 3 or more workshops:

Register for 1-2 workshops here.
Register for 3-5 workshops and receive #10% discount here.
Register for 6-8 workshops and receive 12% discount here.
Register for 9-14 workshops and receive 15% discount here.



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