Studio Series: Okwui Okpokwasili

In BG: Girl, Girl, Okwui Okpokwasili continues to explore the physical and psychic world of Bronx Gothic, the first iteration of which premiered at Danspace in Platform 2012: Parallels. It is a narrative of sexual awakenings, exploits and exploitation among young girls, based on a partially true re-accounting of one Bronx woman's sexual past.

The Studio Series offers an opportunity for research and development in a creative residency format, providing resources of time, space and a commission. The Studio Series is a research laboratory for physical explorations and new movement investigations with a focus on process, not final performance/product. The “performances” are intended to be informal public showings to share ideas with an audience in the intimate working space of the studio. Studio Series artists are curated internally by the Artistic Director in conjunction with Programming staff and guest curators from Urban Word NYC.

Studio Series receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Foundation For Contemporary Arts, and The Puffin Foundation.