Art, Activism and Food; performance practice and food politics | Ikwe na odu


WHEN November 9-12, 2023
WHERE NYU Abu Dhabi WHO The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi Open to the Public

A series of performative provocations that tackle the use of food as a weapon of warfare

How is food used as a weapon of warfare? Through a series of performative provocations, the Theater Program’s fall production speaks to food politics in relation to the impact on the environment, economics, and identity.

Ikwe na odu [Igbo for “mortar and pestle”] is a six-hour performance installation conceived and directed by Chinasa Vivian Ezugha that invites audiences to consider the labor of food production. In addition to the performance installation, there will be a symposium, Art, Activism and Food; performance practice and food politics that invites artists from the global south and U.K. and the NYUAD and UAE community to respond to themes around activism, performance, and food.

NYU Abu Dhabi currently chairs the Universities Climate Network, which comprises UAE-based universities and higher education institutions to facilitate dialogues, workshops, public events, policy briefs, and youth participation in the lead up to and beyond COP28. Presented in support of COP28.

NYUAD Theater Program Fall Mainstage Production

Presented as part of the lead-up to COP28

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