beauty - a Wura-Natasha Ogunji Public Performance Piece
Wed, November 13, 2013 • 2:00 PM • Performance - West Mall (near Texas Union), Panel - UNB Santa Rita Suite
Ogunji beauty performance. Photos by Soibifaa Dokubo
beauty is a public performance piece that explores the relationships women have to each other and to their hair. Conceived by artists Wura-Natasha Ogunji and Nicole Vlado and originally performed in Lagos, Nigeria this iteration of beauty will include students in the Performing Justice course as well as artists from the greater Austin community and will explore themes of gender, race and sexuality. The performance on the UT Austin campus, will be followed by a panel discussion with performers Wura-Natasha Ogunji and Ruby Amanze in dialogue with Matt Richardson, Cherise Smith and Lyndon Gill.
Performance: Wednesday, November 13, 2:00 - 6:00pm, UT Campus, West Mall near the Student Union Building
Panel: Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 - 8:30pm, UNB, Santa Rita Room - Reception will follow
Performance Workshop Intensive
In conjunction with this performance Wura-Natasha Ogunji will facilitate a Master Class on Friday, November 15 from 9:00am-noon. Participants will have the opportunity to explore key themes and social justice issues raised in the beauty performance as they develop techniques for creating their own unique performance works.
Presented by the Center for Women's & Gender Studies and the Embrey Family Foundation Initiative
Co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office, African and African Disapora Studies, The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, and the WGS Student Organization.