Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, co-director of anonymous bodies, examines his Nigerian American masculinity through a series of first person narratives, poems, and original songs. BLACK MALE REVISITED: Songs for the Dark Divine is a solo performances art event that features live musical accompaniment by Brooklyn based visual and sonic artist Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste.
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko is a performance curator, producer, poet, and performance artist. He was a 2012 LAB 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 partners King Britt and Kate Watson-Wallace, he co-directs anonymous bodies || art collective, a visual performance company that presents work nationally focusing on site based performance and community building art practices.
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, MAP Fund, The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, among others. For more information, visit: jaamil.com for more infoCheck out the entire 2015 Festival Late Night lineup!
John Hollenbeck’s Claudia QuintetA co-presentation with Ars Nova Workshop Tue, May 16, 2017
“Claudia Quintet alludes to everything from Argentine tango to Pakistani qawwali music. [Hollenbeck’s] music thrives on unique harmonies, appealing melodies, and innovative blends of percussion.”...Read More
Peter Brötzmann + Heather LeighA co-presentation with Ars Nova Workshop Thu, June 8, 2017
Saxophonist Peter Brötzmann and pedal steel guitarist Heather Leigh meet again at FringeArts for a night of explosive improvisation. Peter Brötzmann has been a trailblazing...Read More
Get Pegged CabaretCo-curated and hosted by John Jarboe Fri, June 16, 2017
Like a poison cookie—tempting and treacherous, pleasing and perilous—Get Pegged Cabaret lures you inside a reimagined La Peg, then jumps you with unrestrained intimacy and performance....Read More