Arts House and Melbourne Festival in association with New York's Performance Space 122 present Bronx Gothic, a one-woman show about adolescence, sexuality and race. Created by writer, performer and choreographer Okwui Okpokwasili along with director and designer Peter Born, the show is described as existing "at the intersection of theatre, dance and visual art installation", and draws from influences as disparate as Victorian-era literature and the oral storytelling traditions of West Africa.
Taking over the stage at Arts House for five nights only, Bronx Gothic is set in the eponymous New York borough during the 1980s, and explores the relationship between two pre-teen girls as they tip over into adolescence. Tackling both the physical and psychic transformations that occur with puberty, the show won a 'Bessie' for Outstanding Production at last year's New York Dance and Performance Awards. Not to be missed.
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