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Interview and convsersation with Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, choreographer, writer, dancer and curator as he prepares for the upcoming The Gemini Show: An Evening of Daring Dirty Duets, on Thursday June 9 and Friday June 10th, at thefidget space in Fishtown.
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, a 2011 Fellow at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and an inaugural member of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University, is a poet, choreographer, performance artist, curator, experimental vocalist, and comedian. He is the Executive Producing Director at The Philadiction Movement, a Philly based performance company. His work has received support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage through Dance Advance, Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative, The Joyce Theater Foundation, and The Philadelphia Cultural Fund among other agencies. His work in dance theater has been shown at Joyce SoHo, Dixon Place, Dance Theater Workshop, Bennington College, Danspace at St. Mark's Church, the CEC Meeting House Theater, Painted Bride Arts Center, among others. He has performed with Kate Watson-Wallace/anonymous bodies, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Keely Garfield Dance, Miguel Gutierrez and The Powerful People, Headlong Dance Theater, Leah Stein Dance Company. He’s been published in The American Poetry Review, The Dunes Review, The Interlochen Review, The Broad Street Review, Silo Literary and Visual Arts Magazine, and Poems Against War. Mostly recently Kosoko published his newest poetry collection, Notes on an Urban Kill-Floor.
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