Poor People’s TV Room – Okwui Okpokwasili
“Ruthlessly clean and clever…Okpokwasili puts the threat in triple threat.” – Time Out NY
Delaware Art Museum presents Okwui Okpokwasili’s Poor People’s TV Room. Bessie Award winner, Okpokwasili’s multimedia dance performance is informed by two historical 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, which launched the Bring Back Our Girls movement. Poor People’s TV Room investigates how the complex collective actions of African women correspond to women’s social action throughout the world. This performance includes partial nudity.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
About the 2018 Performance Series
The Delaware Art Museum’s performance series features bold, adventurous works from a variety of art forms. With a focus on social justice and cutting edge creative performance, this series brings artists to Delaware who are pushing creative boundaries and responding to present day events in innovative ways. Performances will take place on the Museum’s campus and out in the community.
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