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!!!
Dreamy and fervent
Fiercely political tribute to Grace Jones and clubbing in an age of Afrofuturism