choreographed by: Ni’Ja Whitson

performed by: Ni’Ja Whitson, Boogie McClarin, Eboné Lewis

Ayaba (2012) studies the emotional experience of deprivation; inspired by the impact of Nigerian anti-gay laws on centuries-old customs of same gender intimacy. Ayaba is an excerpt of The Orita Project; an interdisciplinary work in collaboration with filmmaker Oluseyi Adebanjo, that explores gender and sexuality in Yorùbá spiritual cosmologies.