With 1 week to go our countdown focus is on local Nottingham born artist Jamal Sterrett.
Jamal is 22-year-old dancer, artist and cinematographer from the St Ann’s area in Nottingham. Self-taught, Jamal uses ‘bruk up’, flex and ballet to blend and create performance art within outdoor environments. Jamal takes in energy from his surroundings and converts it into the physical world through his body and sees his dance work as coming from the inside out rather than being taught onto the body.
Jamal’s daily practice happens in a variety of outdoor locations across Nottingham city. His daily practice opens the possibilities for passers-by to watch in bewilderment, disgust or wonder as he takes energy from those individuals and makes something tangible through his unique freedom of expression, repeating movements until his body can’t move any more. Jamal is currently being supported by The Renewal Trust and Dance4, and looks into bringing street to stage and producing his first solo performance combining dance, music and cinematography.
Jamal will be part of Nottdance Open Practice sessions which will take place outdoors at varioius locations across the city centre during the first two morning of the festival.