Out There: Okwui Okpokwasili

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Out There: Okwui Okpokwasili
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Premiere of the Walker Commission of “Poor People's TV Room”
Thu–Sat, Jan 19–21, 8 pm
$25 ($20 Walker Members)

“Okpokwasili is quite simply a virtuoso, an exquisite singer, speaker, writer, mover, a siren who draws us to danger.” —Chicago Tribune

Known for her intensely powerful performances, Bessie Award–winning Okwui Okpokwasili (Ralph Lemon’s Scaffold Room) considers the collective amnesia around women’s resistance movements in Nigeria, from the Igbo Women’s War of 1929 to the recent Boko Haram kidnappings and #BringBackOurGirls campaign. With collaborator Peter Born, she and three female performers mix ritualistic and hallucinogenic movement, song, video, and text, creating a dystopian narrative in which characters slip through the fissures of time to wander in a bush of ghosts.

About Out There
Intent on flipping expectations and blurring lines, this beloved annual blowout of some of the world’s most intriguing experimental theater and performance works offers an invitation to open your mind, brave the cold, and get Out There with us this January. And don’t miss the workshops, talks, and the chance to hang out with the artists postshow in the Walker Lounge.

See all four shows for $79.50 ($74.20 Walker members); for details, visit walkerart.org/out-there.
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By: Walker Art Center