Rosamund King

Rosamund King

 

Rosamond S. King is a creative and critical writer, performer, and artist.  She has close ties to The Gambia and to Trinidad and Tobago, and her work is deeply influenced by the language and landscapes of these places and her communities there and in the diaspora – as well as by a sense of play.  King’s staged and guerilla performance art is culturally and politically engaged, utilizing the language of movement as well as spoken and written text. Her performances have been curated in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and throughout the USA in venues such as the Encuentro Festival (Canada), Dixon Place (USA), the AfiRIPerFOMA African Performance Art Biennal (Zimbabwe), and Teatro Estudio Yerbabruja (Puerto Rico). Her innovative book arts have been widely exhibited in spaces including MoCADA (The Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts, New York City), The Print Center (Philadelphia), Diaspora Vibe (Miami), and the Center for Book Arts (NYC).  King has over 20 years of training and experience in various dance forms, including ballet, Afro-Caribbean dance, and butoh. Honors include a Franklin Furnace grant, Fulbright and Poets House Fellowships, and residencies in Rajasthan (India) and Minnesota (USA).  She is an Assistant Professor in the English Department of Brooklyn College (part of the City University of New York), and holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and Performance Studies from New York University. Her academic work is widely published, and appears in the monograph Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination.

www.rosamondking.com

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