Jaamil Olawale Kosoko

Chameleon (Work-in-Progress)

New York Live Arts Studios
Jan 5th at 2 PM
Tickets start at $10

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With his newest performance research Chameleon, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko undertakes an investigation into the fugitive realities of Black Diasporan people. Through the melding of live feed and augmented reality media, Queer and Black Critical Theory, and archives of public and personal narratives, Kosoko’s work explores how minoritarian communities record and affirm their humanity. This in-progress presentation will be further developed in 2019 through residencies at New York Live Arts, Gibney, EMPAC, and other international partners, to be premiered at Live Arts in the 2019-2020 season.

Performances by: mayfield brooks, Jaamil Kosoko, and Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Rena Anakwe
Rehearsal Direction & Image Consultation by: IMMA
Direction: Jaamil Kosoko
Sound Design: Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, with additional contributions from mayfield brooks and Jaamil Kosoko
Costumes: Eleanor O’Connell
Rehearsal Direction: IMMA
Projects Manager: Tara Sheena
US Tour Manager: Sarah Bishop-Stone

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko is a Nigerian American poet, curator, and performance artist originally from Detroit, MI. He is a 2018 National Dance Project Award recipient, 2017-19 Princeton Arts Fellow, a 2017 Jerome Artists in Residence at Abrons Arts Center, and a 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Fellow. He lectures, speaks, and performs internationally. His previous work #negrophobia was nominated for a 2016 Bessie Award and has toured throughout Europe having appeared in major festivals including Moving in November (Finland), TakeMeSomewhere (UK), SICK! (UK), Tanz im August (Berlin, Germany), Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival (Norway), Zurich MOVES! (Switzerland), Beursschouwburg (Belgium) and Spielart Festival (Munich), among others. He is an inaugural graduate of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University, where he earned his MA in Curatorial Studies. Visit jaamil.com or @jaamilkosoko on Instagram to learn more.