Fusebox 2016

Feb 22, 2016

BASSBOSS sponsoring a Fusebox 2016 performance!

BASSBOSS is looking forward to sponsoring a Fusebox 2016 performance at Ironwood Hall April 2016!

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 the verge of adolescence in 1980s outer-borough New York City–where Newports are bought in singles at the corner bodega, sex saturated notes are passed in class, and Orchard Beach erupts in flame.

 

Okwui Okpokwasili’s acclaimed piece has been hailed as a breakthrough work. Hers is a performance of psychic and physical collisions that threaten to break the body—an unflinching look into the exquisite turbulence of one woman’s memory. Created in collaboration with director and visual designer Peter Born, Bronx Gothic draws inspiration from Victorian-era novels and West African griot storytelling to reveal a tale of sexual awakening with humor, love, strangeness, terror, and rigorous physicality by a fearless mover.

“In language that is by turns blunt and poetic, crudely funny and incantatory, Ms. Okpokwasili conjures and probes this adolescent friendship, a jumble of insults, anger and love…A magnetic performer”  -The New York Times.