Outdoor Performances
Okwui Okpokwasili
& Peter Born
On the way, undone

Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 22, 2021 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 7:30pm
Weeksville Heritage Center

In On the way, undone, Igbo-Nigerian American artist, and performer Okwui Okpokwasili and director Peter Born have designed an in-situ work that blends genres and media.

Mayfield Brooks, Anaïs Maviel, Okwui Okpokwasili, and Samita Sinha manifest a polyphonic chorus wearing sculptural headdresses that recall traditional West African hairstyles, exploring a sonic entanglement that summons the past to envision the future.

The performance will take place outdoors at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn. It will be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather.

In English, 60 minutes

About Okwui Okpokwasili

Okwui Okpokwasili (b. 1972) is an Igbo-Nigerian American artist, performer, and writer based in Brooklyn, New York.

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    • Her performance work has been commissioned by the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA with REDCAT, Los Angeles, California (2018); the 10th annual Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany (2018); Jacob’s Pillow, Becket, Massachusetts (2018); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2017); and Danspace Project with Performance Space 122, New York, New York (2014). She has been the recipient of two New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Awards, and was a 2018 MacArthur Fellow.

Cast & Creative Team

Okwui Okpokwasili
Samita Sinha
Anais Maviel
Mayfield Brooks

Design and sound by Peter Born