Jamal Sterrett – from street to stage

The Renewal Trust and Dance4 are supporting local dancer Jamal Sterrett as he looks into taking his unique style of dance from the street to the stage.

22-year-old Jamal, a nationally-recognised dancer, artist and cinematographer from St Ann’s, is self-taught and uses a blend of Bruk Up, flex and ballet to create performance art in outdoor environments – inspired by the heart of St Ann’s and CRS (Community Recording Studio).

Our Creative Director, Suzannah Bedford explains…

“Through Place, our community-led art and culture programme, we’ve supported Jamal in his successful application to Arts Council England for funding to support a phase of artistic exploration and development. As part of this, we brokered a residency for Jamal at Dance4, which has given Jamal studio time with a range of other creatives including the internationally renowned dancer and choreographer Dickson Mbi and Barrett Hodgson of Vent Media. Jamal is also being mentored by Farooq Chaudry OBE, Producer with Akram Khan Company, one of the most innovative dance companies in the world. The idea has been to provide Jamal with new inspiration, opportunities and platforms – something that can be difficult for self-taught artists to access.”

Catch Jamal in action at Nottdance!

You’ll be able to see Jamal’s unique dance style for yourself as part of Nottdance this October – find him outside Blend Coffee Shop in Sneinton Market on 9th October from 5pm-6pm and outside Apalts Dry Cleaners, 22 Carlton Road, Hockley on 10th October from 5pm-6pm. Suitable for all, no booking required.

Jamal will also be sharing a sneak peek of his practice to an invited audience at Dance4, where he’ll be sharing his explorations through movement and talking about his journey through this phase of development – with the discussion facilitated by dance artist and choreographer Amy Lawrence.

Watch this space for more Jamal news very soon…