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In this pioneering participatory movement piece, seven people gather around a sacred tree—the cyclical center of a Kenyan Kikuyu tribal myth—where if one walks around the tree seven times, a man may become a woman and a woman may become a man. Suddenly, out from the bushes jumps Wacici, a person who has come to find the most honest version of themselves. Together, you will ascend with Wacici on this journey.

This exhibition is housed at the Biodigital Theatre at New Frontier Central.

Fri. 1/24, 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sat. 1/25, noon–2:00 p.m.,
5:00–7:00 p.m.
Sun. 1/26, 10:00 a.m.–noon
Mon. 1/27, noon–2:00 p.m.
Tue. 1/28, 10:00 a.m.–noon
Wed. 1/29, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Thu. 1/30, 10:00 a.m.–noon
Fri. 1/31, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Sat. 2/1, 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

YEAR 2020

CATEGORY New Frontier Exhibitions

COUNTRY France/Kenya/U.S.A./United Kingdom

RUN TIME 10 min


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Artist Bio

Shariffa Ali

Shariffa Ali is a graduate of the University of Cape Town's select theatre division. Born in Nairobi, Ali is half-Kenyan, half-Ethiopian, and after having spent the majority of her years in Swaziland and South Africa, she considers herself as an afropolitan. Shariffa has served as an assistant director to Cynthia Nixon and is currently a freelance theatre director.

Yetunde Dada

Yetunde Dada is a photographer and product manager with an MBA from the University of Oxford. She is half-Zambian, half-Nigerian and spent her childhood in South Africa. She was a finalist in the Nokia Decisive Moment photography category at the D&AD awards and has showcased work at the She.Clix WOMEN exhibition in Johannesburg.