Monday, March 19, 2018

Expect The Unexpected

Daniel Alexander Jones - Jomama
According to the Huffpost Post: "This Artist’s Awesome Alter Ego Will Take You On A Journey Of Queer Gender Expression". Daniel Alexander Jones has been dazzling audiences as a legendary rock, R&B and disco songstress in the immersive musical spectacle “Black Light.” performance Joe's Pub.  

NY Public Theater describes the presentation this way:  "BLACK LIGHT is a revival for turbulent times. Jomama leads an intimate journey – through the darkness of personal and political upheaval, and the shards of shattered illusions – illuminated by spontaneous humor and what The New Yorker calls her 'very particular radiance.' BLACK LIGHT draws musical influence from Prince, Sade, Diana Ross, and Tina Turner, and is marked significantly by the Black American Freedom movement, Afromysticism, goddess mythology and divination. This immersive performance piece removes the barrier between artist and audience through inquiry, story and song."  Go there for a preview.

Here is great quote for Daniel Alexander Jones:

“It’s a little hard for people to believe that she isn’t a character. It’s been an interesting journey for me in terms of gender expression. While I identify as a man and I’m in the body of a [cisgender] man, I experience this expansion around gender in relationship to her.… I’m dealing with two spirits in one body. I have Daniel, and then I have Jo who comes, and when she comes, I make way for her.

“Black Light” will play through March 25 at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in New York. 

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