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11

Nora Chipaumire: "self, un contained"

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Modlin Center for the Arts, Cousins Studio Theatre
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As part of the Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts, the Department of Theatre and Dance welcomes dancer and choreographer Nora Chipaumire for a residency and public performance.

“Ms. Chipaumire is an artist of ferocious intensity” – The New York Times 

Born in Mutare, Zimbabwe and resident of Brooklyn, New York, Nora Chipaumire has been creating dance and theater pieces that embrace and challenge stereotypes of Africa and the black performing body. Nora’s recent piece, Portrait of Myself as My Father, has garnered outstanding praise: “A no-holds-barred look at masculinity in African culture and the African male body in American culture.” – The New York Times

While in residence at UR, Chipaumire will create her new piece, “self, un contained.”  She will host open rehearsals, giving students insight into her creative process. At the end of the residency, she will present a preview presentation of the work, with a Q&A session following the performance.

April 11 performance is free and open to the public but seating is limited. Online seating reservations will be available in February 2018.

Learn more about the Tucker-Boatwright Festival at as.richmond.edu/tucker-boatwright.