Dance New Amsterdam, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, LateNite Series, DNA,
A producer, poet, choreographer, and performance artist, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko is the Co-Director of anonymous bodies || art collective based in Philadelphia. He is a 2012 Live Arts Brewery Fellow, a 2011 DeVos Institute of Art Management Fellow at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and a recent graduate of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University. His work in theater and dance has received support from The Pew Center for Arts, The Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative, and The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, among other institutions. As a performer, Kosoko has created originalroles with Pig Iron Theatre Company, Miguel Gutierrez and The Powerful People, Headlong Dance Theater, and The Philadiction Movement. Kosoko's poems have been published in The American Poetry Review, Poems Against War, The Dunes Review, and Silo, among other publications. In 2011, Kosoko published Notes on an Urban Kill-Floor: Poems for Detroit (Old City Publishing). He is a contributing writer for Dance Journal and the Broad Street Review in Philadelphia.
Performances run Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12. All performances 10 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.dnadance.org, by calling 212.227.9856, or on site two hours before curtain. Cost is $17 for general audiences, $12 for DNA members and advanced sales. Discounted tickets are available by phone for groups of six or more.
DNA is located at 280 Broadway (entrance at 53 Chambers Street), New York, NY 10007, near the R to City Hall, 4/5/6 at Brooklyn Bridge, J/M/Z, A/C/E or 1/2/3 at Chambers Street, and 2/3 at Park Place.
Founded in 1984, DNA provides a community hub for the highest quality dance training, choreographic exploration and innovative performance, developing new audiences and bridging communities. It provides valuable opportunities for the aspiring, emerging and established artist, including daily classes, certification courses, commissions, artistic residencies, along with studio and administrative office subsidies. DNA encourages professionalism, entrepreneurial cross-discipline initiatives, community engagement and diverse artistic expression. It was the first nonprofit arts organization to move to Lower Manhattan after 9/11, serving as a renewing force in NYC's cultural landscape. To learn more about DNA and supporting its programs through charitable donations, visit www.dnadance.org.