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Unfolding The Transgressive Body (a reclamation of our time) - November 2017

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Unfolding The Transgressive Body (a reclamation of our time) - November 2017

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Unfolding The Transgressive Body (a reclamation of our time): 
Facilitated by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Two weekends | take one or both:
Nov 11 + 12 and April 14 + 15 10-3
$75 per weekend early bird (by Oct 28 or March 31) | $100 after
both weekends: $120

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Unfolding The Transgressive Body (a reclamation of our time): 
Facilitated by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko 

Two weekends | take one or both:
Nov 11 + 12 10am-3pm
and
April 14 + 15 10am-3pm
$75 per weekend early bird (by Oct 28 or March 31) | $100 after
$120 both weekends
any one, any discipline, any level.

 

Workshop and retreat description:

For those of us
who were imprinted with fear
like a faint line in the center of our foreheads
learning to be afraid with our mother’s milk
for by this weapon
this illusion of some safety to be found
the heavy-footed hoped to silence us
For all of us
this instant and this triumph
We were never meant to survive.

- audre lorde, a litany for survival

How do we as movement practitioners train and strengthen the mind and body to resist oppressive structures and systems? How might tools of self care, personal meditation, and pyshic choreographic systems support and prepare us for site based and/or theatrical radical performance making? How does the teaching of theory promote new systems for intellectual simulation and understanding. With this workshop Jaamil Olawale Kosoko shares personal practice, vision, and strategies for performance making, community organizing, healing, embodiment, and play, exploration, and pleasure through a series of group conversations, readings, and body based exercises. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and works to share that they are willing to unfold within a group environment. 

About Jaamil: 

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, is a Nigerian-American curator, poet, and performance artist. He is a 2017 Princeton Arts Fellow, a 2017 Jerome Artists in Residence at Abrons Arts Center, a 2017 APAP Leadership Fellow, and a 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Fellow. He has held producing and curatorial positions at New York Live Arts, 651 Arts, and The Watermill Center among others. Kosoko is a 2016 Gibney Dance boo-koo resident artist and a recipient of a 2017 and 2016 USArtists International Award from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. 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. He continues to guest teach, speak, and lecture internationally. His piece #negrophobia is currently touring throughout Europe and received a 2016 Bessie Award nomination. His newest work Séancers will premiere at Abrons Arts Center in Dec. 2017.