Art and Practice with Okwui Okpokwasili

Thursday, Apr 8, 2021 at 6:30pm

Online
New York, NY 10001

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Art and Practice is a series of programs that bring together emerging and experienced artists to explore the challenges and possibilities of sustaining a creative life.

For this session, Okwui Okpowasili invites participants to collectively imagine possible futures. Through discussion, scores, gestures, and images, we will explore the question, “How does the body move and sound in the future?” Together we will test the Zoom format as a space of practice.

This two-hour program is for anyone who identifies as an artist and will take place over Zoom. This program is free, but an application form is required.  

Okwui Okpokwasili is a Brooklyn-based performance maker. Her work includes two Bessie Award–winning productions: Pent-Up: A Revenge Dance and Bronx Gothic. Other productions include Poor People’s TV Room and Adaku’s Revolt. Okpokwasili recently co-curated the Danspace Project Platform “Utterances from the Chorus.” Her commissions, residencies, and awards include the 10th Annual Berlin Biennale Commission, 2018 Doris Duke Artist Award in Contemporary Dance, 2018 USA Artist Fellow, 2018 Princeton Hodder Fellow, 2018 Herb Alpert Award in Dance, LMCC’s Extended Life Program (2013–16, 2019); The Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ Artist Grant in Dance (2014), MoMA, The Young Vic, and Tate Modern. Okpokwasili is a 2018 MacArthur Fellow.

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