Radical Reimaginings: Retreat to Marrakech

Marrakech, Morrocco

JM
Nov 27 - Dec 4, 2022
Group size: 6 - 12
Radical Reimaginings: Retreat to Marrakech
Marrakech, Morrocco


$NaN
Nov 27 - Dec 4, 2022
Group size: 6 - 12

About this trip

Restore your creative spirit! Guided by Nigerian-American poet, curator, and performance artist Jaamil Olawale Kosoko this creative retreat is ideal for creative workers and arts managers looking to recenter their practices. 


Jaamil Olawale Kosoko (they/he) of Yoruba and Natchez descent is a multi-spirited Nigerian American choreographer, performance artist, poet, and curator originally from Detroit, MI. They are a 2020 Pew Fellow in the Arts, 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Choreography, 2019 NPN Development Fund Awardee, a 2019-21 Movement Research Artist in Residence, a 2018-20 Live Feed Artist at New York Live Arts, a 2017-19 Princeton Arts Fellow, 2019 Red Bull Writing Fellow, 2018 NEFA NDP Production Grant recipient, 2017 MAP Fund recipient, and a 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Fellow. Their creative practice draws from Black study and queer theories of the body, weaving together visual performance, lecture, ritual, and spiritual practice. Their most recent work Chameleon (The Living Installments) premiered virtually in April 2020. Their previous works: Séancers (2017) and the Bessie nominated #negrophobia (2015), have toured internationally appearing in major festivals including: Tanz im August (Berlin), Moving in November (Finland), Within Practice (Sweden),TakeMeSomewhere (UK), Brighton Festival (UK), Oslo Teaterfestival (Norway), and Zürich MOVES! (Switzerland) among others. Their book, Black Body Amnesia: Poems & Other Speech Acts is forthcoming Feb. 2022.


Learn more at jaamil.com or on IG @jaamil_means_beauty.

Accommodation

The Mwasi Creative Community at Sbai Palace is our host.  You’ll be transported by the charm of farm to table traditional Morrocan food mixed with global fusions, fresh fruit, infused cocktails, Saharan architecture and decor. We will also travel into the dessert staying in luxury tents and experiencing the beauty of the morroccan dessert.

What’s included

  • round trip airfare
    from NYC
  • accommodation
  • most meals
  • daily workshops
  • guided trips
    including a visit to morrocco's largest traditional marketplace, a traditional spa experience, and more.

Itinerary

Day 1
Getting settled in Marrakech

After arriving in Marrakech, local transport will take you to the The Mwasi Creative Community at Sbai Palace where lunch will be served. Spend the afternoon getting settled and join us for a traditional Moroccan spa experience.

Your Organizer


JM
Jaamil Means Beauty
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko (they/he) of Yoruba and Natchez descent is a multi-spirited Nigerian American choreographer, performance artist, poet, and curator originally from Detroit, MI. They are a 2020 Pew Fellow in the Arts, 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Choreography, 2019 NPN Development Fund Awardee, a 2019-21 Movement Research Artist in Residence, a 2018-20 Live Feed Artist at New York Live Arts, a 2017-19 Princeton Arts Fellow. Their book, Black Body Amnesia: Poems & Other Speech Acts is forthcoming Feb. 2022.

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