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Gravity Pop-Up Performance 2020 #3

December 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Gravity Pop-Up Performance 2020 #3 — Re:Liberation with Yvonne Onakeme Etaghene

Amidst the rolling thunder call to prioritize Black lives, arts and voices in this divisive time of limited engagement, performance artist Gabriel Christian curates “RE:” – four public performances by Afro-Diasporic artists in San Francisco through Jess Curtis/Gravity’s Pop-Up Performance Project. The third artist presenting is Yvonne Onakeme Etaghene.
This is a free event, open to the public, made possible by San Francisco Grants for the Arts.

*COVID-19 protocols are in effect. Please keep six-foot masked distance from the performer, other audience members, and support personnel.*

Yvonne Onakeme Etaghene is an Ijaw Urhobo Nigerian dyke poet, performer, author, dancer, playwright, visual artist and fashion designer. Yvonne wrote and acted in two one-woman shows: Volcano’s Birthright{s} and GUAVA. In 2015, she was awarded the Joseph Henry Jackson Award in short story fiction. She is the author of For Sizakele, a novel that addresses African lesbian/bisexual identity, love, intimate partner violence, and gender. Her mixed media visual art has been featured in four solo art exhibitions. She has published four poetry chapbooks and her writing has appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. Etaghene is the founder and creative director of Ankara Queen by Yv. Etaghene, a Nigerian fashion clothing and accessories line that provides space for a plethora of gender expressions while honoring and reimagining traditional Nigerian styles. She created Sugarcane, a BIPOC writing workshop that was held first in Oakland, then Toronto and at Oberlin College. She is the host of the NIGERIAN DYKE REALNESS Podcast.



December 12, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Jess Curtis/Gravity
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