Jaamil Kosoko

Jaamil Kosoko describes himself as an “author, arts manager, poet, choreographer, performance artist, curator, experimental vocalist, and comedian.” In addition to his work as a solo performer, Kosoko is also co-director of anonymous bodies and the founder and executive producing director at the Philadiction Movement in Philadelphia.

References

Center-supported performance projects and exhibitions continue to have successful presentations after their initial premieres in our region.

Collaborators & Colleagues

A Los Angeles-based dancer and choreographer, Dally is the artistic director of the Jazz Tap Ensemble, which she co-founded in 1979.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1827, dedicated to creating beauty and building community through gardening, greening, and learning.

Grants & Grantees

W.D. Ehrhart is a poet and a 1993 Pew Fellow.

In the first iteration of the Center’s danceworkbook series, Philadelphia’s Headlong Dance Theater examines artistic process in collaboration with choreographer Tere O’Connor.

Grants & Grantees

Founded in 2005 by Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, BalletX unites distinguished choreographers with a company of world-class dancers to “forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace.”

Collaborators & Colleagues

Since retiring in 1995 from a dance career with Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Boston Ballet, and Les Grands Ballet Canadiens de Montreal, Michael Reed has worked with Arizona State University.

Bryn Mawr College’s retrospective introduced local audiences to Rethorst’s work and featured a series of public events, all of which provided unique windows into Rethorst’s methodology.

Grants & Grantees

Artistic Director Nichole Canuso likes to explore “dances that celebrate the awkwardness, humor and surprise in human experience.”

Leading hip-hop artist Raphael Xavier brought together masterful street performers, extreme BMX riders, acrobatic contortionists, and live music by saxophonist and composer Bobby Zankel for a contemporary circus-style performance in City Hall’s courtyard that paid tribute to the soul of the urban street.

Philadanco reconstructs Bad Blood, a highly physical and seldom-performed piece by Ulysses Dove.

Grants & Grantees

Gerald Levinson (Pew Fellow, 2007) has been increasingly recognized as one of the major composers of his generation.