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Categories: Dance, Storytelling

Dates: September 3, 2023 - September 15, 2023

Run Time: 60 mins

Venue: The Icebox Project Space


xxJAMxx is a performance score in four parts. The score is the collaborative dreaming of angel, jonathan, and marguerite written in 2021. xxJAMxx was/is meant to antagonize, sift, distribute, make something else of our personal practices and values… all the while colliding into one another, improvisationally. xxJAMxx finds ways of moving, sounding, being, that attends to the preposterous task of performing and being Black.

angel, jonathan, and marguerite move through a live and emergent manifesto, created in response to Ishmael Houston Jones’ and Fred Holland’s “Wrong” Contact Manifesto (1983). When performing this manifesto, we allow ourselves to feel the ‘wrongness’ imbued onto and through our bodies in relation to the constellations of performing arts and expressions of black life.


Cannonball, produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, is the first and largest independent festival hub of the Philadelphia Fringe that presents risk-taking independent artists in back-to-back performances next to delicious lounge spaces, fostering creative collisions and community conversation.

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About the Artist

 JONATHAN GONZÁLEZ is an artist, born and raised in Queens, NY, working towards the limit of discipline. Their practices emerge through the apparatuses of black geographies, critical theory, black study, somatics and the choreographic. González’s work unfolds as performance, works for video and text, sonic investigations, and platforms for collaborative study, lecture and curation.

ANGEL SHANEL EDWARDS is a blackqueerandtrans first-generation Jamaican and Philly-rooted artist. They utilize the creative modalities of movement, poetics, filmmaking, and photography to witness and re/member blackness as it moves through daily life, love, intimacy, and transitions [*gendered and otherwise]. angel is being moved and led by the beautiful cartographies of black life.

MARGUERITE ANGELICA MONIQUE HEMMINGS is a performance artist/educator currently based in Philadelphia, USA. They focus on one's own body, one's own way of moving, and connecting to the unseen. They are a master of body ceremonies and a curator of vibes. As a choreographer, they specialize in emergent, improvisational and social dance movement styles and technologies, rooted in the story of the African Diaspora. They are researching the ancestral and subversive role of dance and the dancer throughout the African Diaspora and look to conjure these technologies through all of their (present) work. Marguerite uses body, text, media, and moving images in their work.



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