Festival Launch & NIGHTCLUBBING by Rachael Young

Festival Launch & NIGHTCLUBBING by Rachael Young

Knotty Festival Launch

We invited people to the Circle Bar inside the White Rock Theatre for an informal drinks reception to launch the Knotty festival of performance, followed by a performance from Rachael Young. 


NIGHTCLUBBING by Rachael Young 


Rachael Young and her badass band of super-humans embrace Afrofuturism and the cult of Grace Jones in NIGHTCLUBBING; an explosive performance bringing visceral live music and intergalactic visions to start a revolution.  

1981: Grace Jones releases her landmark album ‘Nightclubbing’; her body is brown and soft.

2015: Three women are refused entry into a London nightclub; their bodies are brown and soft.

Grace Jones; a dark skinned, androgynous, Jamaican woman, transcending societal norms to become an international superstar. Then later, three young black women, discriminated against and excluded, their bodies branded; ‘undesirable’.

WE are those women, we zoom through galaxies and solar systems, travelling through time, preparing for our moment to land…IT’S NOW!

People of colour to the front, women to the front, LGBTQIA++ to the front!


More about the artist 

Rachael Young is an award-winning artist whose interdisciplinary performance exists on the boundaries between live art, dance, contemporary theatre and socially engaged practice. Her work creates spaces for intersectional realities to be explored and celebrated and for alternative narratives and forms to evolve and be heard.

Rachael’s most recent shows OUT and NIGHTCLUBBING received critical acclaim; with OUT winning the 2017 South East Dance ‘A Space to Dance’ Brighton Fringe Award and gaining a nomination for the ‘Total Theatre & The Place Award for Dance’ at Edinburgh Fringe. She’s currently touring these works nationally and internationally.

NIGHTCLUBBING was created with support from Arts Council England, Camden People’s Theatre, The Lowry (‘Developed with’), Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership (Compass Commission), Live Art UK, Diverse Actions, The Marlborough Theatre and Greenwich University.


Images by Alice Denny

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