The Harvest

Date and time: Wednesday 24 October 2018, 6-7pm

 

Venue: Art Hostel, 83 Kirkgate, Leeds, LS2 7DJ

This performance by Nii Kwartey Owoo is part of Seeding Art Currency from East Street Arts and artist, Janine Sykes. It will last 30 minutes and will be followed by sharing of food.

The Harvest is Nii’s personal response to the struggle of hunger and sacrifice found in his community. Through rhythm and movement, this dance performance presents how cultures and beliefs have the power to unify people in finding solutions, in this piece to hoot at hunger.

Nii Kwartey Owoo is a musician and dance artist from Ghana whose work focuses on traditional cultural practices found in West Africa and diaspora communities. In this performance, Nii will share with the audience the role of corn in his culture, including dance, music, chants and food.

Curator, Louise Dwyer, invites you to relate to seeding through dance and storytelling at this event showcasing Nii’s performance of The Harvest, which is based on the cultural significance of corn in Ghanaian culture and history. The event is a passionate live performance by Nii Kwartey Owoo in the Art Hostel space.