Personal Thoughts Made Physical: Jaamil Kosoko talks dance, poetry, and the Gemini Show
Philly-based choreographer and dance impresario Jaamil Olawale Kosoko is a busy man these days—creatively, curatorially, and administratively. He recently changed the name of his company from Kosoko Performance Group to The Philadiction Movment to herald in a new era for the company, has been performing and touring with his company and with Headlong Dance Theater, and he has just published a book of his poems titled Notes on an Urban Kill-Floor.
But wait, there’s more! He also dabbles in the curatorial end of things. On Thursday June 9 and Friday June 10th, at thefidget space in Fishtown, look out for The Gemini Show: An Evening of Daring Dirty Duets, which is actually two evenings containing four performance times, and four separate programs, all curated by Kosoko (and presented by thefidget space). The line up includes work and performances by Kosoko and his company, as well as Marcel Foster, Brandon Shockley, Shannon Murphy, Melissa Diane, Devynn Emory, Tzveta Kassobova, Lillie Ruth Bussey, J-Luv, and various special guests.
We caught up with Jaamil to get the low-down on bringing it all together.