jumatatu m. poe

jumatatu m. poe is a choreographer and performer based between Philadelphia and New York City. Their early exposure to concert dance was through African dance and capoeira performances on California college campuses where their parents studied and worked, but they did not start formal dance training until college with Umfundalai, Kariamu Welsh’s contemporary African dance technique. Their work continues to be influenced by various sources, including their recent sociological research of and technical training in J-setting with Donte Beacham.

Their SLIPPAGE@Duke residency included collaboration with J-Sette artist Jerome Donte Beacham.