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Jaamil Olawale Kosoko (US)


12. mars –13. mars 2017

Utsolgt begge dager / Sold out both days. Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival

Store scene 12.03.2017 19:00

Store scene 13.03.2017 21:00

1 h. 15 min.

”a bold and bounding work… #negrophobia is a play that needs to be seen.” New York Theatre Review

”Mr. Kosoko transformed the concrete space into a tumultuous shrine to dead black men, including his brother, to whom the show is dedicated.” The New York Times

“prolific Nigerian-American poet, curator, choreographer and performance artist’s new show explores the erotic fear associated with the black male body.” Wall Street Journal

“A foray into the dramatic and vulnerable elements of identity” Interview

With #negrophobia, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko examines the erotic fear associated with the Black body inside the context of the contemporary American project. #negrophobia reveals contradictory feelings of desire and fear, and references issues related to grief, misogyny, trans identity, and Black patriarchal constructs of masculinity. Together with model, performance artist and dancer IMMA, and composer Jeremy Toussaint Baptiste, Kosoko presents a work that is both performance, lecture and ritual.

*Norwegian premiere

Originally from Detroit, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko is a Nigerian-American curator, producer, poet, choreographer, and performance artist currently based in Philadelphia and New York City. His work in performance practice is rooted in a creative mission to push history forward through writing and socio-political art making.


Creation, Concept and Installation: Jaamil Olawale Kosoko. Performance: IMMA, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko. Set: Kate Watson-Wallace and Jaamil Olawale Kosoko. Costume: Jaamil Olawale Kosoko and IMMA. Sound Design: Jeremy Toussaint Baptiste and Jaamil Olawale Kosoko. Sound Engineering, Video & Technical Support, and Sonic Accompaniment: Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste. Lighting Designer: Sarena Wong. Stage Manager & Lighting Assistant: Jonathan Gonzalez. Dramaturgy: Mersiha Mesihovic. Video Design: James Doolittle, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste and Jaamil Olawale Kosoko.


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