Bronx Gothic – Okwui Okpokwasili

Muscle twitch now spasm, palms flexed and head shake no no yes. Fast heels and feet treading, grounding down but pulsing up. Pelvis everything, heat radiating, sweat, kick sharply, blink, unmissed. In a crowd alone, quick crumple, sudden squeezes, long release.

Okwui Okpokwasili dances in a corner, faced away. Her body; a violent shudder, a pleasurable eruption, a private sexuality.

Okpokwasili puts it into words herself. “The world becomes a universe in my belly.”

Bronx Gothic is a solo performance created and performed by Okpokwasili, with directing and design collaborator Peter Born.

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