Jaamil Kosoko curates Dance New Amsterdam's LateNite: other.explicit.bodies.
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DNA’s LateNite series is a triannual event that gives a voice to artists working within the mediums of performance art, burlesque and experimental theater. Presented in a late evening, the theater’s wilder-than-average transformation is contemporary cabaret at its finest. This year’s third installment features last season’s RAW Material artist Jaamil Olawale Kosoko.
January 11 & 12
FRI & SAT at 10:00pm
Tickets: $17 general, $12 DNA members, $14 students/seniors, $12 advance
Curated by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Program A features work by:
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Program B features work by:
Curatorial Description: Curation as a direct extension of my artistic practice, and questions, as a poet, visual performance artist, dancer, and actor is essentially at the very core of my vision for creating community through 'caring' for the creative work of other artists. With other.explicit.bodies., I’m presenting the work of artists who deal explicitly with themes of eroticism, gender politics and otherness in live performance.
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, a 2012 Live Arts Brewery Fellow as a part of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, a 2011 Fellow as a part of the DeVos Institute of Art Management at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and a recent graduate of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University, is a producer, poet, choreographer and performance artist. He is the Co-Director of anonymous bodies || art collective, a site based performance company based in Philadelphia. His work in theater and dance has received support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage through Dance Advance, The Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative, and The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, among other institutions. As a performer, Kosoko has created original roles in the work of anonymous bodies, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Miguel Gutierrez and The Powerful People, Headlong Dance Theater and The Philadiction Movement. Kosoko’s poems have been published in The American Poetry Review, Poems Against War, The Dunes Review and Silo, among other publications. In 2011, Kosoko published Notes on an Urban Kill-Floor: Poems for Detroit (Old City Publishing). He is a contributing writer for Dance Journal and the Broad Street Review in Philadelphia. For more information, visit: http://www.dnadance.org/site/theater/2012-2013/kosoko/