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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 4:30pm
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Film Forum
430 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
Ni’Ja Whitson is the Founder/Artistic Director of The NWA Project, a gender nonconforming interdisciplinary artist, and a practitioner of indigenous African ritual and resistance forms for nearly two decades, creating work that reflects the sacred in street, conceptual, and interdisciplinary performance. They engage a nexus of postmodern and African Diasporic performance practices, through a critical intersection of gender, sexuality, race, and spirituality. Whitson is a Bessie Award winning performer, and writer, who the New York Times calls “majestic,” and who Brooklyn Magazine hails as a culture influencer.