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Ackee & Saltfish: Screening and Oceanic dance workshop
November 6, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ackee & Saltfish is a performance screening and workshop, organised by artist Juliette Gampert.
Taking place at San Mei Gallery, the evening will begin with a screening of Gampert’s performance ‘Ackee & Saltfish’, created in 2019.
Named after the Jamaican national dish that the grandmother of the artist often cooks for her, the performance is a collaboration between them, a symbol of the transgenerational dialogues born from these dinners. Together, they navigate diasporic longing and hybridity, by taking dancehall and its dance moves as a point of departure.
Chucky Xqlusiv will then lead an “Oceanic dance workshop”, teaching dancehall moves linked to the theme of water.
Through her work, Juliette Gampert explores the concept of diaspora, the collective body and the spiritual and healing dimensions of dance and partying. Her artistic research is motivated by her dance practice of Dancehall, which she uses as a way to reconnect with part of her heritage.
Between 2018 and 2021, she has undertaken an embodied research in Kingston (Jamaica) by filming the dancehall street parties, interviewing and taking dance classes with pioneers of this community.
Chucky is a member of the award-winning Xqlusiv dance crew, specialising in FreeFlow Dancehall – a magical fusion of old and new school dancehall mixed with Afrocentric moves. The crew is born in 2005 in the Jamaican parish of St. Thomas, known as an epicentre for Kumina practitioners. Today, Xqlusiv members are spread between Jamaica and Europe, sharing their culture during international tours around the world.
This even takes place at our sister space San Mei Gallery, 39a Loughborough Road, SW9 0RE.
San Mei is located on the ground floor with step-free access. Our building has one gender-neutral toilet with step-free access, however, we regret that it is currently not fully accessible. If you have any specific access requirements, please contact us at email@example.com