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Okwui Okpokwasili
Sep. 8 — Sep. 16, 2015

Bronx Gothic at PICA's TBA Festival /
Portland, OR
Somi Music (Photo by: Glynis Carpenter)^3476 Lars Jan/Early Morning Opera's A SUICIDE BOMBING BY INVITATION ONLY. Photo courtesy the artist.^497 Peculiar Patriot (Photo: Allan Weeks)^3472 Peculiar Patriot (Photo: Allan Weeks)^3472 Cipher (Photo: by Paula Court)^3465 Holoscences (photo: Sue Holland and Eugene Kim)^497 Acrobatic Suicides and Homicides^8

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MassIncarcerationImage0.jpg The Kindred Talks at Lincoln Center July 23rd
“What Is Our Creative Response to Mass Incarceration?” THE KINDRED TALKS: Conversations on the Link between Arts and Activism. Join us at the Lincoln Center Atrium at 7:30pm on July 23rd!

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BronxGothic5IanDouglas20140.jpg Okwui Named NYLA's Resident Artist
Okwui Okpokwasili has been named resident commissioned artist at New York Live Arts. The distinguished two year residency includes nearly $200,000 in direct support.

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MAPPLogo-thumbnail0.jpg MAPP summer vacation
MAPP will be closed August 24th-28th for vacation

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fordfoundationthumbnail2.jpg TACAC awarded $200,000 from the Ford Foundation!
These funds will be used to sustain and grow the efforts of The Africa Contemporary Art Consortium (TACAC) – an international network of arts organizations managed by MAPP.
 

MAPP on Tour

Our artists appear on stages throughout the country and the world, contributing to an international cultural dialogue which crosses borders and builds relationships both locally and globally.

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Cipher >>>

Cipher

There is a need for roots. There is a need to uproot the petrifications of the past. There is a need to change everything. CIPHER addresses all these needs at once.”...

HOLOSCENES >>>

HOLOSCENES

“I’m using the aquarium of Holoscenes to weave the unravelling story of water – the rising seas, melting glaciers, intensifying floods and droughts, into the patterns...

 

ROCCO >>>

ROCCO

In the award-winning ROCCO, dancers become boxers and boxers become dancers, as one challenges the other with punches and strikes, fast footwork and virtuoso tactics....

Scaffold Room >>>

Scaffold Room

Scaffold Room is a “lecture-performance-musical” that refracts ideas of the modern vs. archetypal female performer in  American culture. Three performers (Okwui...

 

portrait of myself as my father >>>

portrait of myself as my father

To be a black male may be challenging in the twenty-first century. To be a black, African father may be unattainable – Nora Chipaumire

portrait of myself as my father...

Bronx Gothic >>>

Bronx Gothic

A solo creation at the intersection of theater, dance and visual art installation, Bronx Gothic gives palpable force to the charged relationship between two girls on...

 

Poor People's TV Room >>>

Poor People's TV Room

Bessie Award-winning artist Okwui Okpokwasili uses an interdisciplinary, intensely visual and textured lens to look at issues of gender, culture, identity as they are...

The Peculiar Patriot >>>

The Peculiar Patriot

"Honest inner voice of the peeps, ringing with truth, pain, rage and outrage...and humor, delicious humor. All art is on some level artifice, yet art sometimes speaks...

 

Thank You For Coming (Series) >>>

Thank You For Coming (Series)

Thank You For Coming is a series of works which heighten how we experience ourselves in relation to other bodies, other stories, and the spaces we all inhabit, as a...

The Lagos Music Salon >>>

The Lagos Music Salon

In 2011, acclaimed East African vocalist and songwriter Somi decided to move from New York City to Lagos, Nigeria for 18 months in search of new inspiration.  The...

 

The Spinning Wheel >>>

The Spinning Wheel

BABA ISRAEL, LEO KAY/UNFINISHED BUSINESS, and YAKO 440

The Spinning Wheel

Tour Dates Open. Full show, or excerpt with live band available for smaller venues

 

“The...