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Weekender Lab: soft practice

Photo by Max Colson

This Lab has been postponed until Autumn 2018.

“Workshops terrify me. I don’t want to learn anything – I feel too old to be able to let anything in because after a few decades of being alive I have been exposed too much to the dubious power-relations in rooms supposedly for education and learning, I have realised that a lot of what I have learned has been some training in obedience and subliminal correction.”
– Jamila Johnson-Small

In this Lab, participants spend time tuning into shifts of power, energy and emotion, loosening the grip of ‘professionalism’ and thinking about processes of exchange – what we have, what we’ve taken, what we want, what we can leave behind.

Participants explore the in-between spaces, the things that slip through the cracks of time and memory, and the potential for dance to be a radical social practice.

Last Yearz Interesting Negro is the solo project of Jamila Johnson-Small. Her current research explores surrender as a strategy for destruction, producing states of alienation as part of this resistance.

If you’re visiting Toynbee Studios, you can let us know your access requirements ahead of time by emailing


Date and time

3–4 March 2018

Please note
This is now a past event.


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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