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Take a look at Jaamil Olawale Kosoko's daring new performance #negrophobia

The Detroit native and performance art explorer makes a poetic foray into identity and erotic anxiety

Written by
Helen Shaw
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Jaamil Olawale Kosoko moves across genre boundaries to explore the Black male body—using the audience's gaze (and sometimes physical proximity) to play with the arousal and discomfort that performers can engender. At Gibney Dance, Kosoko experiments with form, stereotype, transgressive eroticism and even frank confessionalism to make the exploration disturbingly personal. Here you can peek inside the piece, which is among the best dance shows this fall, and already setting a high bar for postmodern playfulness and serious thinking in #negrophobia.

Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

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Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

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Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

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Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

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Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

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Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

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Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

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Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

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Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

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