Credit: Chris Bishop

LAST YEARZ INTERESTING NEGRO (UK) — I have to give back all names

Feb. 3rd to 7, 2020 — 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
$75 with the support of *Emploi-Québec (or $145, non-eligible rate)
$17 drop-ins unless full (or $31, non-eligible rate)
Open to artists of all disciplines/ In English
Capacity: 25 people, priority for full week attendance

These sessions will be space where I try to make an opening in myself to share current questions, concerns and interests through practice that is part of a project towards disentangling from assimilationist approaches.

As a beginning, I will share some things that I do alone in rooms, to help ready myself for the space that I want.

We will move from and through and with states of overwhelm. We will arrange our bodies in space/time and allow for the energetic forms that emerge. We will spend time at/tuning. We will work with the density of available sensory and remembered information—our interior worlds stacked with living, subjective data—that we will consider as tools for divination.

The form of the practice might not present itself with linear coherence and how the sessions unfold will be directly in relation to the people who are present.

Last Yearz Interesting Negro is the performance project of the London-based artist and dancer Jamila Johnson-Small.  A cumulative relational project that gathers and transmits information through working in various constellations to build spaces for dancing, performance, listening and conversation, spaces that might hold the multiple and contradictory, spaces that consider movement and transformation as inevitable.

All workshops are for professional performing artists. Some require advanced dance training.

Registration – Please contact (514) 393-3771 or at To reserve your spot, payment is required 2 weeks before the start of the workshop.

Payments – check, cash, credit card (3% fee) or by Interac transfer (write to for procedures)

Who can benefit from the subsidized rate by Emploi-Québec?
– Artists or cultural professionals, Canadian citizens or permanent residents living in Montreal
– Foreign workers with a temporary work permit living in Montreal
– Employment Insurance or social assistance recipients are welcome (please notify your agent at Service Canada or MTESS)

– Part-time students

 Who has to pay the full rate?
– People residing outside Montreal
– Full-time or foreign students

Reimbursement policy– No reimbursement possible without a good reason (ex: sickness or injury).

Studio’s accessibility – Consult this page for detailed information.