There are no barriers in terms of crossing disciplines in the creations of nora chipaumire, a performer who is difficult to classify. She mixes voice, text, installations, audio visual projections ... And with this diversity of languages, she presents, divided in two days of representation, a triptych inspired by its training years in the Zimbawe of the 70s, 80s and 90s. She reviews three musical styles, always with the body as protagonist and with three great figures in the background: those of Patti Smith, Grace Jones and the Congolese musician Rit Nzele. On Monday, July 8, at #PUNK (pronounced "Hash tag Punk"), and with the audience standing around artists as if it were a concert, she will explore, together with the author of Horses, the rejection of this musical genre to the status quo and wonder if there really is a future or if the future is, simply, what we live today. Everything, in a Do It Yourself scenario is reshaped and taken apart over the evening... After a pause of half an hour, we will be able to see the second part of the trilogy. Grace Jones is the centre of a soliloquy starring a girl who discovers the music and the figure of this singer born in Jamaica. The idea of a cover is at the centre of 100% POP ("One hundred per cent pop"), the second part of an unclassifiable show.
#PUNK 100%POP *N!GGA was co-produced by The Kitchen, Crossing the Line Festival and Quick Centre for the Arts at Fairfield University.
Major support for 100%POP has been provided by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings Program.
Additional support for the trilogy has been provided by the Guggenheim Foundation, Institute for Creative Arts at the University of Cape Town, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and American Dance Abroad.
#PUNK 100%POP *N!GGA was developed through residencies provided by Lincoln Centre Atrium Series, Gibney's Dance in Process program with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with JACK, Stephen Petronio Residency Center, Bates Dance Festival, University of Richmond Theatre and Dance Department, Opera estate Festival - Bassano del Grappa, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Miami Light Project and Sarah Lawrence College.
Concept and Choreography: nora chipaumire Performers: Nora Chipaumire, Shamar Watt, David Gagliardi, Atiyyah Khan, Philip White Sound Concept and Direction: nora chipaumire Sound Research, Construction and Staging: nora chipaumire, Shamar Watt Sound Design and Direction: Philip White Technical Direction: Sean Seago Text and Script: nora chipaumire Set Design: Ari Marcopoulos, Kara Walker, Matt Jackson Studio Light Design and Costume Concept: nora chipaumire
Booking: Thomas O. Kriegsmann, ArKtype (www.ArKtype.org) Company Management: Leonie Wichmann
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