June 28–29 at 3:00pm
at LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island

Co-commissioned by LMCC, Danspace Project, and Performance Space 122

“So seeing this arresting artist at the center of her own piece—especially one as ruthlessly clean and clever as this—comes as a delicious relief.” – Helen Shaw, Time Out New York

Bronx Gothic reveals an impassioned story of coming of age as notes are surreptitiously passed between two school girls at the tender age of 11. Enacted as a solo, Okpokwasili casts a gripping performance that sheds light on harrowing issues of self esteem, body image, and sex amid a susceptible moment in a young girl’s life.

Photo credit: Peter Born 

 

Free – no RSVP required

Please note that this performance contains adult language

Bronx Gothic is co-commissioned by Danspace Project, LMCC, and Performance Space 122, and additional commissioning support from a 50th Anniversary Grant from the Jerome Foundation. Bronx Gothic received residency support from Under Construction at the Armory and New York Live Arts and was developed during an LMCC artist residency as part of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Extended Life Dance Development program made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional commissioning support was provided by Le Maillon in Strasbourg, Théâtre de Gennevilliers in Paris, Theatre Garonne in Toulouse and Zagrebačko Kazalište Mladih (ZMK), the Zagreb Youth Theatre in Zagreb, Croatia as part of the PS 122 GLOBAL program.