Rosamond S. King
Rosamond S. King’s creativity is deeply informed by her histories, cultures, and communities—which include Trinidadian, Gambian, USAmerican, and queer—as well as by her sense of play. Her performance art has been curated in numerous New York City venues including Movement Research, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dixon Place, and the Caribbean Dance Collective. Her work has also been shown at Encuentro 2014 (Montreal) and the African Performance Art Biennial (Harare), and builds on over 20 years of training in Afro-Caribbean and West African dance, circus arts, butoh, and ballet. Also a creative and critical writer, King is the author of the Lambda Award-winning poetry collection Rock | Salt | Stone and Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination, which won the 2015 Caribbean Studies Association award for best book. King is associate professor at Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York.
Her goal is to make people feel, wonder, and think, usually in that order.
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