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Vivian Chinasa Ezugha presents
Biafra, British Politics, Ibo Brexit
Saturday 18 February
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In a nutshell
A performance art piece exploring the radicalisation of Nigeria from British colonialism to the Biafran civil war.
Have you ever been to Owerri or Enugu? Ever had egusi or ogbono soup with pounded yam? Do you know Ojukwu?
Biafra, British Politics, Ibo Brexit is a new performance by Vivian Chinasa Ezugha. Looking at the concept of radicalisation; using history as a tool to uncover hidden stories, the show is about corruption, money, greed and courage. Audiences will be invited to sit in a circle, watch and listen as Vivian sings and moves with the stories of Biafra. Pounding Yam and Egusi, singing the British national anthem, the show will bring the past to the present; shifting between cultures and politics.
What to Expect
A 60 minute, one woman show using food, speech, movement and sound.
Vivian Chinasa Ezugha
Ezugha is an interdisciplinary artist working in performance art, film and drawing. Her work deals with culture and identity in an ambiguous but sometimes literal way. Using performance, she tries to re-imagine her own history by using political and historical discourses around the black female body. Performance is her method, experience is the root.
What people are saying
‘Because of hair, here is a woman so powerful and commanding, men have to avert their gaze, pretend not to notice’ Jackie – SPILL writing (on Because of hair; the dichotomy of culture and identity)
‘Holding our gaze in the process – we know, and she knows, that if she was white we’d read this work differently’ The Scottish Herald (On Mammies and Jezzebels)
Why does Rich Mix matter?
'Rich Mix matters to the community, Rich Mix matters to the socially engaged, Rich Mix matters to me, to all who have a story to tell; Rich Mix matters because it is an example of diversity and inclusion.'
Find out more
Twitter: @VEzugha #Biafra
Things you should know
Audiences are invited to refrain from eating 2 hours before the performance. Audiences will be seated in a circular position.
Late entry allowed up to 5 mins after performance start.
This event is wheelchair accessible.