No one goes into the archive unless they have a hole to fill. Archives are the remedy to forgetful minds, faulty sources, and even death itself. They promise concrete answers and facts.
From Bushwick to (off-off) Broadway: How Sasha Velour marries her night club roots with modern theatricality
This is best drag: rooted by a simple movement vocabulary elevated with full design elements embodied by a queer figure in complete control of her material.
Considerations of how to communicate certain ideas, evoke abstract affects, and share stories explicitly offer possibilities for shared dialogue.
The moment it becomes legible, it becomes something else.
She mourns and then she is fully present, looking right through you, dancing with abandon.
Okwui Okpokwasili. Multiple Bessie Award-winning performer and maker. NYLA’s Stryker/Ranjelovic Resident Commissioned Artist. Mother. Human. Electromagnetic Force. She premieres her newest cross-disciplinary work “Poor People’s TV Room” this week.
I. The Urge To Participate I don’t often sit in the front row. Not because I’m afraid to (I actually quite like it), but because it’s such a deliberate choice, and I want to reserve it for special occasions. And as the lights went down
Personal Symphonic Movement: an “on-stage autopsy of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7.”
Recognition of the dance-becoming-functional, of completing a circuit between both halves, is undoubtedly gratifying. We are irresistibly, maybe placidly, hypnotized by the all-seducing power of the circle, and this dually lulls with its familiarity while entrancing with timelessness.
On Monday night, New York Live Arts kicked off the 2016 Live Ideas festival, MENA/Future, which is devoted to a generation of artists whose creative networks across socio-political divides reveal a diverse and future-oriented vision for the Middle East North African region. I was in
On Monday, December 7th, at 7:30 p.m., New York Live Arts will host the second of a series of Open Spectrum Community Dialogues, produced in association with MAPP International Productions. Culturebot, as critical partner, reached out to each participant to publish contextual essays both prior to and post dialogue, and we
How are we expanding the cultural diversity narrative through creative works?