Okwui Okpokwasili: Poor People's TV Room
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Bessie Award-winning and New York Live Arts' Stryker/Ranjelovic Resident Commissioned 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.
April 19, 2017 - April 29, 2017
219 W. 19th St.
New York, NY 10011
1 at 18 St
A,C,E,L at 14 St
F,L,M,1,2,3 at 14 St (6th and 7th Ave)
A,C,E,L at 8 Av
N,R at 23 St