Jaamil Olawale Kosoko by Erik Carter

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko is a Nigerian American choreographer, performance artist, poet, and curator originally from Detroit, MI. He is a 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Choreography, 2019 NPN Development Fund Award, a 2017-19 Princeton Arts Fellow, 2019 Red Bull Writing Fellow, 2018 NEFA NDP Production Grant recipient, and a 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Fellow. His creative practice draws from Black study, queer theories of the body, weaving together visual performance, lecture, ritual, and spiritual practice. His most recent works, Séancers (2017) and the Bessie nominated #negrophobia (2015), have toured internationally appearing in major festivals including: Tanz im August (Berlin), Moving in November (Finland), Within Practice (Sweden),TakeMeSomewhere (UK), Brighton Festival (UK), Oslo Teaterfestival (Norway), and Zürich MOVES! (Switzerland) among others. He is the author of two chapbooks and his poems and essays have been included in The American Poetry Review, The Dunes Review, The Broad Street Review, among others. His next performance work, abysmal water, so dearly beloved…, will premiere at New York Live Arts in April 2020. Visit jaamil.com for more information.

Upcoming Classes & Events


Past Classes & Events

MELT – The Transgressive Body

January 18, 2019
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MELT – The Transgressive Body

January 13, 2019
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MELT – The Transgressive Body

January 13, 2019
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MELT – The Transgressive Body

Jan 7 – Jan 10, 2019
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MELT—Deconstructing Perceptions

Jan 10 – Jan 14, 2018
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Diversity and Accountability: A conversation with the MR Artists of Color Council

November 02, 2016
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