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GIDEST Presents Okwui Okpokwasili: “The Unruly Body: Perfomance Energetic Transmission, and Becoming Undone”

GIDEST Seminar

Okwui Okpokwasili
THE UNRULY BODY: PERFORMANCE, ENERGETIC
TRANSMISSION, AND BECOMING UNDONE

Friday, April 27, 12-1:30 p.m.
Starr Foundation Hall, Room L102, 63 Fifth Avenue

Please note: Due to the recent fire at 2 W.13th St., this event will take place in the Starr Foundation Hall, Room L10263 Fifth Avenue.
 
Please join us on Friday, April 27, for a discussion with writer, performer and choreographer Okwui Okpokwasili. Seminar participants are asked to prepare for the event by reading the text and viewing the images and videos in the PDF available for download at http://www.gidest.org/events/2018/4/27/okwui-okpokwasili.

Okwui Okpokwasili is a New York-based writer, performer, and choreographer. At GIDEST, she will discuss her attempts to excavate singular movement vocabularies that might confound and confirm ideas around performing in a black/brown body.

Her work includes two Bessie Award-winning productions: Pent-Up: a Revenge Dance and Bronx Gothic (described by Hilton Als as “a tour de force on the order of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye”), as well as the site-specific works The Oval and When I Return, Who Will Receive Me? She is currently the Randjelovic/Stryker New York Live Arts Resident Commissioned Artist for her work Poor People’s TV RoomBronx Gothic, an acclaimed documentary movie, directed by Andrew Rossi, of her one-woman show, ran at Film Forum in 2017.

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