Nora Chipaumire

portrait of myself as my father

Duration 80 min

Sprache: English 

What is the basis of Black masculinity? Is it the walk, is it posture, is it the time one takes? In “portrait of myself as my father” Nora Chipaumire grapples with the father gure, which becomes an opportunity to question colonial and post-colonial strategies. For Chipaumire, born in Zimbabwe, living in Brooklyn, the biography of her father becomes the starting point for a performance mix of dance, pop culture, acrobatics and discourse that passionately throws racist stereotypes and violence into the ring along with role models and utopias.

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  • Cast

    Artistic Direction, Concept, Choreography

    Original Music & Sound Score

    Philip White

    Extra Sound Score & Text

    Nora Chipaumire


    Nora Chipaumire, Pape Ibrahima Ndiaye a.k.a. Kaolack, Shamar Watt

    Lighting & Costume Design

    Nora Chipaumire

    Technical Direction & Stage Management

    Philip White

  • Credits

    Booking Management: Thomas Kriegsmann, ArkType. Company Management for Europe & Africa: Leonie Wichmann. Commissioned by: Peak Performances @ Montclair State University. Production: National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project. Co-Produktion: MDC Live Arts Partner Miami Light Project, Georgia Institute of Technology, 651 ARTS, Dance Center of Columbia College und company nora chipaumire. Supported by: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts MANCC, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Miami Light Project, 92Y Harkness Dance Center, Amherst College, École des Sables, The Map Fund, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York State Council on the Art, Dance in Process Program at Gibney Dance, The Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium, The Suitcase Fund, The Japan Contemporary Dance Network Kyoto, Les Subsistances Lyon, New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project. Funded by: TURN Fund of Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Goethe Institut.

    This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation.

    In cooperation with Sophiensæle Berlin.

Price: 20€
Discount: 15€
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Sophienstr. 18, 10178 Berlin

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