FROM THE FOLKS AT 651 ARTS: Join us Sept 7, on the 651 ARTS Facebook Page at 1pm for a conversation with Nora Chipaumire and dance historian Charmaine Warren! Prime yourself and hear from Nora herself, before portrait of myself as my father opens next week, September 14-17, at BAM's Next Wave Festival.
We'll be tuning into your comments and questions on Facebook Live and on the hashtag #NoraChipaumireLIVE, so come round the digital table and let's dig into the work!
portrait of myself as my father
Wednesday - Saturday
September 14-17, 2016
321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn
$25 [buy tickets]
#NoraChipaumire #BAMNextWave #BlackDanceTraditions
Clad in boxing gloves, football pads, and sacred West African gris-gris (or talisman), Zimbabwe-born, Brooklyn-based choreographer Nora Chipaumire is joined by the specters of her estranged father and they teeter between combat and play, exploding and exploiting stereotypes of black manhood in an uncompromising exchange.
Co-Presented by BAM & Théâtre de la Ville (Paris, France). This performance is part of BAM’s 2016 Next Wave Festival and part of Brooklyn-Paris Exchange and Tandem Paris-New York.
portrait of myself as my father is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by MDC Live Arts in partnership with 651 ARTS, Miami Light Project, Columbia College Chicago, Office of the Arts at Georgia Tech and NPN. For more information: www.npnweb.org.