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Bronx gothic

Author: Andrew RossiOkwui OkpokwasiliRalph LemonAbstract (Firm),Independent Filmmaker Project,All authors
Publisher: New York : Grasshopper Films, [2018] ©2017
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
A portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili as she stages a final tour for her one-woman show. Although the play within the play of Bronx Gothic is set in the 1980s, Okwui's piece is timely. She explains in the film that her depiction of a "vibrating brown body" is political insofar as all "black and brown bodies" have been inscribed with a history of violence in our culture. She says in the film that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction films
Documentary films
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Interviews
Named Person: Okwui Okpokwasili
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Rossi; Okwui Okpokwasili; Ralph Lemon; Abstract (Firm),; Independent Filmmaker Project,; Red Hook Post,; Grasshopper Film (Firm),
Language Note: In English.
OCLC Number: 1004963728
Notes: Based on the stage performance of "Bronx Gothic" created and performed by Okwui Okpokwasili ; directed for the stage, visual and sound design by Peter Born ; original songs by Okwui Okpokwasili ; lighting design by Peter Born with Carol Mullins.
"Made with the support of IFP and Red Hook Post"--Ending credits.
Wide screen (16:9).
Special features: The alphabet song, an 4 min. excerpt from the live performance of Bronx Gothic; Okwui Okpokwasili master class (5 min.); theatrical trailer.

University of Delaware Library notes:
Includes public performance rights.
Credits: Editor, Andrew Coffman ; co-editors, Thomas Rivera Montes, Andrew Rossi ; cinematographers, Bryan Sarkinen, Andrew Rossi ; additional cinematographer, Erik Ljung ; original score, Ian Hultquist.
Performer(s): Okwui Okpokwasili, Ralph Lemon.
Description: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; all regions; Dolby digital 2.0.
Other Titles: Bronx gothic (Choreographic work : Okpokwasili).
Responsibility: Abstract presents ; written & performed by Okwui Okpokwasili ; a film by Andrew Rossi ; directed and produced by Andrew Rossi ; produced by Okwui Okpokwasili.
Local System Bib Number:
System.Supplied@2018-02-27,10:34:14

Abstract:

A portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili as she stages a final tour for her one-woman show. Although the play within the play of Bronx Gothic is set in the 1980s, Okwui's piece is timely. She explains in the film that her depiction of a "vibrating brown body" is political insofar as all "black and brown bodies" have been inscribed with a history of violence in our culture. She says in the film that Americans have become "acculturated to seeing brown bodies in pain" and she hopes that "Bronx Gothic" will allow audience members to grow their empathic capacity while seeing her in a radical dance that presents the brown body from a new perspective. We follow Okwui as she tours "Bronx Gothic" around the country and conducts talkbacks with her audience. During these sessions, she interrogates both the formal elements of her show (e.g. durational performance, fragmented storytelling) and the political ramifications of her characters' actions and environment. This leads members of her audience to share emotional stories from their own lives, during some of the talk-backs.
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Bronx Gothic

(EMRO user published 2018-03-12 ) Very Good Permalink
Okwui Okpokwasili’s one-woman dance and performance piece, Bronx Gothic, begins even before the audience has taken their seats. As the audience enters, the artist stands facing the corner of a sparsely decorated stage, her angular shadow thrown

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