Join us for a one-night only screening of “The Last Moon in Mellowland,” a dance film (runtime ~30 minutes) by Jordan Demetrius Lloyd that was first presented at ISSUE Project Room in November 2020 as part of curator Benedict Nguyen’s series “soft bodies in hard places.”
This work is a choreographic collaging of movement, sound, and visuals that compiles months of footage and rehearsals over late summer and early fall 2020. Lloyd believes that viewers already remember a place called Mellowland, a place that lives on the edge of quietude and the ordinary. It gives viewers permission to honor their intuitive listening and yearns to deepen the ways in which we experience the minutes, hours, and days that we are moving through.
The work features choreography and performance by Lloyd alongside dancers Breeanah Breeden, Demetries Morrow, and Ariana Speight, text by Emily Rose Cannon and Wesley Pierre, videography by Tiffany Lloyd, and dramaturgy by Stephanie George.
Following the screening, join Jordan alongside Breeanah, Ariana, Emily Rose, and Benedict for a brief discussion on the process of developing this work, as well as how the time- and place-based significance of the work has evolved for the collaborators since the film’s premiere.
"The Last Moon in Mellowland" by Jordan Demetrius Lloyd, in collaboration with Breeanah Breeden, Ariana Speight, Tiffany Lloyd, and Stephanie George, curated by 2019 Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow Benedict Nguyen was commissioned and presented by ISSUE Project Room. More information is available at issueprojectroom.org