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Picture: Scott Shaw
#negrophobia in Berlin
Picture: Laura Giesdorf
#negrophobia in Berlin
Picture: Laura Giesdorf
#negrophobia in Berlin
Picture: Laura Giesdorf
#negrophobia in Berlin
Picture: Laura Giesdorf
#negrophobia in Berlin
Picture: Laura Giesdorf

Picture: Ian Douglas

Picture: Ian Douglas

Picture: Ian Douglas

Picture: Ian Douglas
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Jaamil Olawale Kosoko

#negrophobia

Pain lies at the center of Jaamil Olawale Kosoko’s performance #negrophobia, a personal story about loss and the luck of escape. In response to the violent death of his brother, Kosoko investigates the identity of African-American men. An artist and poet with an immense physical presence, in his lecture performance, Kosoko navigates between personal and social concerns. Together with IMMA/MESS, a dancer and performer who incorporates drag elements into the performance, he presents the audience with powerfully staged bodies, forcing them to contemplate how they might also be involved in the construction of forms of racism.
In Loving Memory of my brother Abdul Muhammad (1992-2015)

Creation, Concept and Installation Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Performance IMMA/MESS, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Set Kate Watson-Wallace and Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Costume Jaamil Olawale Kosoko and IMMA/MESS
Sound Design, 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
Studio Assistant Aaron Philip Maier
Publicist, Blake Zidell & Associates Emily Reilly

Post Performance Discussant Brenda Dixon-Gottschild, PhD
#negrophobia was created with commissioning support from Gibney Dance.