Jaamil Olawale Kosoko

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Producing Associate in Humanities and Engagement at New York Live Arts, is a performance curator, producer, poet, choreographer, and performance artist. He is a 2012 Live Arts Brewery Fellow as a part of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, a 2011 Fellow at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and an inaugural graduate member of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University. With his creative partner Kate Watson-Wallace, he co-directs anonymous bodies || art collective, a visual performance company that presents work nationally focusing on site base performance and community building art practices. Most recently Kosoko was a guest curator at Dance New Amsterdam where he presented other.explicit.bodies. during the 2013 APAP conference.

As a performer, Kosoko has created original roles in the performance works of visual artist Nick Cave, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Keely Garfield Dance, Miguel Gutierrez and The Powerful People, Headlong Dance Theater among others. 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 correspondent for Dance Journal (PHL), the Broad Street Review (PHL), and Critical Correspondence (NYC). He has sat on numerous funding and curatorial panels including the National Endowment for the Arts, Movement Research at Judson Church, and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund among others.

For more information, visit: www.philadiction.org

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