Update #2: What's Next

Published on 2018-05-15

Hey Fam,

Thanks so much to all of you who have supported me in the first days of my Drip! It’s heartening and affirming to witness your support in this way. 

I will use this space to update you on the various things your support will directly affect in the year to come. Today, I want to let you know about my next project, Chameleon

Chameleon will begin, in earnest, this Summer with some residency support from Bates Dance Festival and my Princeton University fellowship. 

Chameleon is a multi-tiered, multimedia performance project that centers around the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as well as the subsequent national civil disturbances and psycho-traumatic effects left in the wake of Dr. King’s death. In an attempt to highlight the cultural divisions, fractions, and schizophrenic behaviors still present inside the contemporary American political landscape, Chameleon will focus on the ways in which minoritarian communities archive themselves to negotiate and navigate through culturally charged fields of oppression using complexity theory as a conceptual and spatial choreographic frame. 

The project will explore contemporary methods of large scale ensemble creation, audience participation, community engagement, and social justice movement making practices. 

Look out for more about that later this year!

In the meantime, stay tuned for more updates on other projects, including my memoir and podcast, in the coming weeks. 

Stay healthy, stay energized…

Jaamil

Pictured: A recent performance of Séancers in Oslo.