We have an exciting artist in residence at Merely Underground. The brilliant dancer Javon Jones is filling the space with vision and movement, as he creates A Slow Crawl Towards Heaven. As a part of our Studio Series, we are delighted to host Taking Root: A Seed Showing, which will showcase his work on the piece thus far.

You can catch it at Merely Underground at 6:00 pm on Saturday, August 13, 2022. This will be a work-in-process showing and friend-raiser with the aim of building community, funding, and support around his new evening length dance theater work set to premiere with Merely Players in 2023. If you want to follow the show through its development, this is your first opportunity to do so. No reservations are necessary. Pay what you wish at the door. The showing will be followed by a short Q&A.

BIO: Performance artist Javon “Ja’Moon” Jones discovered his love for movement in his hometown of Detroit, MI. Following his graduation from Cass Technical High School he went on to train, traditionally, at The Juilliard School. During his college tenure “Ja’Moon” has performed works by some of the leading names in the concert dance community; Crystal Pite, Jose Limon, Bill T Jones and more. “Ja’Moon” took a leave from his formal studies to join in the thoughtfulness of A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham. He has had the privilege to dance works that have allowed him to move audiences from stages at The Joyce Theater, The Kennedy Center, The Peter J. Sharp, and Ralph Freud Playhouse. “Ja’Moon” is developing his own sacred illustrations as an independent performance artist while also continuing to expand through his ventures as a bi-coastal freelance artist.

Pay what you wish at the door. All donations go to Javon, so that he can continue to create.

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