Suitable for English Speakers
Please note that the respective performances are not seated.
16 Years +
nora chipaumire’s #PUNK 100% POP *N!GGA is a three-part live-performance album drawn from her formative years in the Zimbabwe of the 1970s, 80s and 90s. As always, her stunning choreography examines the representation and experience of status and power. Her new triptych is inspired by three iconic artists: Patti Smith and the resistive spirit of punk; Grace Jones and the idea of a pop culture accessible to all; and from the Congolese musician Rit Nzele she borrows the language of the rumba, so as to ask what constitutes Black African identity.
The choreographer nora chipaumire has chosen the title of this work. We agreed to pronounce it as follows: HashtagPunk-HundretPercentPop-SternchenN.
The N-word in the dossier African Diaspora in Germany, Federal Agency for Civic Education and Institutional Racism by Nina Damsch and Noisey Staff on VICE.
DURATION 180 minutes (with intermission) Concept, Choreography nora chipaumire With nora chipaumire, Shamar Watt, David Gagliardi, Atiyyah Khan, Philip White Sound, Light, Costume Concept nora chipaumire Sound Research, Construction, Assemblage nora chipaumire, Shamar Watt Sound Design Philip White Technical Direction Sean Seago Set Design Ari Marcopoulos, Kara Walker, Matt Jackson Studio Guitar (#PUNK & *N!GGA) David Gagliardi Vinyl DJ (100% POP) Atiyyah Khan Digital DJ (100% POP) Shamar Watt Booking Management Thomas O. Kriegsmann, ArKtype Company Management Leonie Wichmann Assistance Studio, Production Pia Murray
In coproduction with The Kitchen, Crossing the Line Festival, Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. Funded by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès in the frame of New Settings Program. Supported by the Guggenheim Foundation, Institute for Creative Arts at the University of Cape Town, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, American Dance Abroad. Residencies: Lincoln Center Atrium Series, Gibney’s Dance in Program supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with JACK, Stephen Petronio Residency Center, Bates Dance Festival, University of Richmond Theater and Dance Department, Operaestate Festival Bassano del Grappa, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Miami Light Project, Sarah Lawrence College. In cooperation with SOPHIENSÆLE
Nora Chipaumire was born in Mutare, Zimbabwe, and lives in New York. Since beginning her work in 1998 she has both challenged and embraced stereotypes of Africa and the Black body, art and aesthetics. Her new trilogy PUNK 100%POP *NIGGA is a live-performance album, which was first performed in October 2017 at the Kitchen, New York. Since 2012 she has been working on the long-term project Nhaka, a technology, praxis and process of her artistic work. In this context she published a digital book based on researches with Anna Morris’s tumbuka dance company and Shona masters in Harare. Chipaumire is a Guggenheim Fellow in 2018.