idiosynCrazy productions

Idiosyncrazy Productions, directed by Jumatatu Poe, is a physical
theater company producing work that synthesizes vivid narrative
imagery with bold physicality in the creation of contemporary, urban
psychological fables. Frequent performers include Lindsay Browning,
Krystle Henry, John Luna, Shavon Norris, Jumatatu Poe, and Michele
Tantoco. All company works are generated collaboratively and directed
by Jumatatu. Other collaborators include Simon Harding (set/lighting
design) and Marquise Lee (videography).

Jumatatu Poe hails from California, by way of Philadelphia, PA. He is
an alum of Swarthmore College and a graduate of the MFA program at
Temple University. While at Swarthmore, Jumatatu studied the
Umfundalai technique (under C. Kemal Nance) and other African-inspired
dance styles, performed in student and faculty choreographed works,
and created Hip-Hop/Dancehall infused works for the student-run
company, Rhythm N Motion. Jumatatu has trained at Philadanco and in
the Jacob's Pillow and Illadelph Legends Festivals. Jumatatu has
performed in the works of Charles Anderson, Oscar Araí¬z, Myra Bazell,
Stafford Berry, Marianela Boan, Silvana Cardell, H.T. Chen, Clyde
Evans, Phil Grosser, Tania Isaac, C. Kemal Nance, Merián Soto, Keith
Thompson, and Kariamu Welsh (as a member of Kariamu & Company:
Traditions). In 2008, Jumatatu became one of the resident
choreographers of Susan Hess Modern Dance's Choreographers' Project
(Philadelphia). His choreography has been featured at Swarthmore
College, Temple University, as well as the Philadelphia Fringe!, GLUE,
and New Edge Mix festival series. His choreography has also been
commissioned by Danse4Nia, Prince Music Theater, and New Jersey
Governor's School.

Sponsorship is inactive or expired. Fractured Atlas cannot accept donations for the purposes of idiosynCrazy productions at this time.
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