Dressed in a white sweat suit laced with “conscious” graffiti painted all over his body, other.explicit.body. is described by Kosoko as “a theatrical investigation bridging movement with visual art to force a dialogue between the complexities of critical race issues, political satire, and stereotypical images of the Black Male Body.”
Direction and Choreography: Jaamil Kosoko Music: Zachary Svoboda & Brandon Shockley; NPR Interview by Toure Costume Design: anonymous bodies Original Cast: Jaamil Kosoko
Presented by Harlem Stage (premiere) and Kelly Strayhorn Theater
Creation support for other.explicit.body. is made possible by the 2012 LAB Fellowship through the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and creative mentorship through Harlem Stage E-moves program for emerging artists.
“The references to black identity were both humorous and harrowing…” – The Dance Journal
This project is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.