Jaamil Kosoko Performs at the National Performance Network's Annual Conference in Philly Dec.13-17, 2012

Jaamil Kosoko performs other.explicit.body. at NPN in Dec. in Philly

One of the most important aspect of the Annual Meeting is that of providing opportunities to see new work.
Each year during the Annual Meeting, NPN highlights new work of diverse contemporary performing and visual artists in the US.
You will get to see performing arts work in lots of places: during the LIVE & ON STAGE performance showcases at the Painted Bride Art Center on Friday afternoon and Saturday evening, screened formally during the MEDIA SLAM–and informally at the MEDIA LOUNGE– and described at the two "IN THE WORKS" sessions. The Visual Artists Network, NPN’s initiative for touring visual artists, will have an art exhibit at Asian Arts Initiative.

Live streaming returns to the Annual Meeting
NPN is continuing its collaboration with #NewPlay TV!, a collective media outlet for live events and performances relevant to the new play sector, in order to live stream the Annual Meeting performances. #NewPlay TV! is an interactive TV outlet that streams any discipline of performance in order to advance the conversation around new work. #NewPlay TV! is LIVE, which means like the performance it is a one-time only event, only it reaches a wider national and international audience.



Created and Performed by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Music: Miriam Makeba, NPR Interview wtih Toure
Musical accompaniment by Brandon Shockley
Costume Design by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Kate Watson-Wallace and Sue Song
Mentorship by Tania Isaac, Cynthia Oliver, and Nia Love
Sculptural Design by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko

Dressed in a white sweat suit laced with “conscious” graffiti painted all over his body, other.explicit.body. is described by Kosoko as “a theatrical investigation bridging movement with visual art to force a dialogue between the complexities of critical race issues, political satire, and stereotypical images of the Black Male Body.”
anonymous bodies || art collective is an interdisciplinary performance company co-directed by Kate Watson-Wallace and Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, based in New York and Philadelphia. As a collective, the two Co-Directors create work independently and collaboratively, creating an array of art projects, that range from solo performances in gallery settings, to larger performance installations on-site. They are a project-based company that collaborates with a diverse group of dancers, visual artists, musicians, stylists, and DJs. They draw upon the traditions of visual art, post-modern dance, site-specific study, conceptual and performance art, audience participation and public spectacle. Known for their creative use of ordinary space, anonymous bodies “has a gift for making pockets of space feel infinite. Wild imagination ruled.” (The New York Times).

anonymous bodies is available for touring, teaching, commissions, and consulting.
For booking contact: management@anonymousbodies.org

The following national creation fund recipients will be featured during the showcases. This list is alphabetical; performance schedule TBA:

inkBoat, The Crazy Cloud Collection, Dance, San Francisco
Teo Castellanos D-Projects, Fat Boy, Theater, Miami
The Living Word Project, Tree City Legends by Dennis Kim, Theater, San Francisco
Lucky Plush Productions, The Better Half, Multi-Disc, Chicago

The following Philadelphia-based artists will be featured during the showcases. This list is alphabetical; performance schedule TBA:

Jennifer Childs, Why I’m Scared of Dance
Da-Da Dance Project, Auroras
Fabulous Shpielkes
Makoto Hirano, Boom Bap Tourism
Kariamu & Co
*Jaamil Kosoko, other.explicit.body.

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