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?
They were piecing themselves together through the same incomplete processes, using the same Elmer’s glue, the same glitter, its tiny broken mirrors.
Being In Action – Enacting critical discourse that prioritizes context, connection, and compassion as modes of intervention
Open Spectrum Critical Community Dialogues: Faces of Resistance: Young, Organized & Unified (#FORYOU)
Open Spectrum Dialogues @ New York Live Arts, Produced in Association with MAPP International Productions and Critical Partner, Culturebot.