Jemima Foxtrot ‘Melody’
Please note that Jemima advises us that her performance is for age 14+ with parental guidance.
A LYRICAL EXPLORATION OF MUSIC AND MEMORY TOLD THROUGH A JOURNEY HOME FROM WORK
AWARD-WINNING PERFORMANCE POET JEMIMA FOXTROT FUSES SPOKEN WORD AND SONG TO EXPLORE HOW MUSIC ATTACHES ITSELF TO MEMORIES, PEOPLE AND PLACES. COMBINING SPOKEN WORD AND FRAGMENTS OF SONG, FROM FUNK AND SOUL TO FOLK MUSIC, JEMIMA TELLS A FUNNY, POIGNANT STORY OF CHILDHOOD, DISPLACEMENT, GROWING UP, LOVE, MIGRATION, HEARTBREAK AND JOY.
Full Review from The List – Edinburgh Festival “Her happy energy in the face of life’s more depre’ssing aspects is infectious. “
Full Broadway baby review ‘A delightfully kooky, unexpected pleasure’
Full Broadway Baby feature ‘If you suddenly slip into singing, it makes everybody sit up and listen.
Melody was developed and presented as a work-in-progress at Clapham Omnibus, The Southbank Centre and Battersea Arts Centre. It was performed for the first time as a preview at The Barbican in July 2015, before transferring to the Buxton Festival Fringe where it won the Spoken Word Award. Melody is Jemima’s debut poetry show.
Jemima was shortlisted for the Arts Foundation Spoken Word Fellowship 2015. She has performed extensively across the UK at venues and festivals including Latitude Festival, Colchester Arts Centre and Nuffield Theatre. She recently performed in the Barbican main hall as part of Doug Aitken’s Station to Station project alongside poetry legends including Simon Armitage and Don Paterson for a special concert curated by, and featuring, Beck.
She has been featured on BBC Artsnight with Lynn Barber, BBC’s Women Who Spit with her commissioned poetry film Mirror, and in a short film by Florian Bichet for Random Acts (due for release on Channel 4, August 2015).
Jemima blends powerful, sonic heavy poetry about modern life with snippets of her favourite artists’ songs – as well as her own – in a belting singing voice that will knock you for six.
“The brilliant Foxtrot is the one to watch” Observer New Review
“Excellent and well-structured performance art; engaging and enjoyable with marvellous poetry. It is thoughtful and stimulating, examining the importance of song with intelligence and vigour” Rufus McAlister (Buxton Festival Fringe Reviews)
“Jemima Foxtrot is a revelation…Her poetry is sharp and intelligent, delivered with confident, dramatic timing, and interspersed with song” Write Out Loud
“A truly unforgettable voice” Luke Wright
“Eloquent, warm, beautiful and tough. Astonishing” Mik Artistic
Read this interview with Jemima.
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