Grant Recipient Details


New York, NY

Project Title
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
National Dance Project Production Grant
Grant Amount

chameleon is a multi-tiered, multimedia performance project by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko that examines the shapeshifting, illegible, and fugitive realities of Black diasporan people within the American context. Using live feed and augmented reality media with complexity theory—the study of adaptive survivalist strategies inside complex networks or environments—as a choreographic device, this work explores how minoritarian communities record and affirm their existence through collaborative actions and protests that archive personal, freedom narratives as a way to subvert culturally charged fields of systemic oppression, loss, and erasure.

Estimated artist fee: $15,000/performance; $22,550/week

Tour Coordinator

Tara Sheena, Project Manager

Presenter Partners

  • The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (Troy, NY)
  • New York Live Arts (New York, NY)
  • Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (Portland, OR)
  • Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, OH)

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Jaamil poses with his hands on top of each other in front of him.
courtesy of the artist