Okwui Okpokwasili, Poor People’s TV Room. Photo by Ian Douglas.
This January choreographer, performer, and MacArthur Fellow Okwui Okpokwasili and director and visual designer Peter Born visit the ICA to create a new ICA commissioned multi-disciplinary performance as part of the Summer Stages Dance @ ICA/Boston residency program. Featuring movement, songs, and drama, the new work explores Black hair not as a cultural signifier, but rather as a symbol of self-care, a corporeal tool used to recover and reclaim histories, and a symbolic seed to plant for dreams of the future. Drop by for a sneak preview prior to the world premiere in May.
Summer Stages Dance @ the ICA is made possible, in part, with the support of Jane Karol and Howard Cooper, George and Ann Colony, David Parker, The Aliad Fund, and Stephanie and Leander McCormick-Goodhart.
Support for this piece is generously provided by Leslie Riedel and Scott Friend.