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Bronx Gothic

September 17, 2017
2:00 pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

YBCA Screening Room Sun, Sep 17 & Sun, Sep 24 See more at https://www.ybca.org/whats-on/bronx-gothic An electrifying portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her acclaimed one-woman show titled Bronx Gothic. Rooted in memories of her childhood, Okwui's one-woman show fuses dance, song, drama and comedy to create a mesmerizing space in which audiences can engage with a story about two 12-year-old black girls coming of age in the 1980s. With intimate verite access to Okwui - who's worked with conceptual artists like Ralph Lemon and Julie Taymor - and her audiences off the stage, this film allows for unparalleled insight into the creative process as well as the complex social issues embodied in it. (2017, 91 min, digital) Presented in conjunction with TRANSFORM, YBCA's new festival. Transform celebrates the power of ideas through transformative performance. Each fall and spring, we will convene leading contemporary artists for a provocative showcase of dance, theater, and music. Through these performances and a full schedule of participatory experiences, Transform brings artists and the public together in ways that can only happen at YBCA. See more at: https://www.ybca.org/whats-on/transform-fall17 See all of our upcoming films at ybca.org For more info, call 415.978.2787 or visit ybca.org Enjoy FREE same-day gallery admission with all YBCA presented performances & films!

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