Show of lyrical poetry and psychic movement
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Bennington- The Bennington College dance program and the Center for the Advancement of Public Action at Bennington College present “Séancers” by alumnus Jaamil Olawale Kosoko on Friday, September 8, from 8 to 10 pm, at the VAPA Margot Tenney Theater. The performance is open to the public.

X“Séancers” is a performance work that combines lyrical poetry, psychic movement forms, and strategies of discursive and visual performance to investigate concepts of black magic, resurrection, and paranormal activity. Interrogating issues related to American history and terrorism, “Séancers” journeys into the surreal and fantastical states of the black imagination as it traverses the ‘fatal’ axis of abstraction, illegibility, and gender multiplicity.

The work locates itself inside the spiritual, emotional, and theoretical world with the live performances of sound artist Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, experimental movement artists Imma and Kosoko, and a special guest artist-theorist who helps frame the witnessing of each performance.

Kosoko, originally from Detroit, is a Nigerian-American curator, poet, and performance artist. Kosoko studied dance at Bennington College and graduated in 2005. His poems, interviews, and essays have been widely published, and he lectures, speaks, and performs internationally.

Muralist Chinon “ChiChi” Williams, known professionally as Chinon Maria, has worked with children and completed a mural project in Wilmington this summer.

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