Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born Premiere Their Creative Capital Project

Apr 19 2017 - Apr 29 2017


New York Live Arts
219 West 19th Street
New York, NY

Artist Okwui Okpokwasili presents the culmination of her two-year residency at Live Arts with the New York Premiere of Poor People’s TV Room.  The piece is informed by two historic incidents in Nigeria: The Women’s War of 1929, a resistance movement against British colonial powers, and the Boko Haram kidnappings of more than 300 girls that launched the Bring Back Our Girls movement. Created in collaboration with director/visual designer Peter Born, the piece will be performed by a multi-generational ensemble, featuring movement, song and text influenced by dystopian folklore, speculative fiction, Igbo cosmology and the futures and commodities markets.

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