Produktionsfoto von Nora Chipaumire mit Krone und Baseballschläger aus ihrem dreiteiligen Abend

nora chipaumire


Recommended for age 16 and older

Duration 180 Min with intermission

Sprache: English 

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.

  • Cast

    Concept & Choreography

    nora chipaumire


    nora chipaumire, Shamar Watt, Austin Matthew Williamson, Atiyyah Khan, Antoni Mantorski-Barczuk

    Sound, Light, Costume Concept

    nora chipaumire

    Sound Research, Construction, Assemblage

    nora chipaumire, Shamar Watt

    Sound Design

    Antoni Mantorski-Barczuk

    Technical Direction

    Sean Seago

    Set Design

    Ari Marcopoulos, Kara Walker, Matt Jackson Studio

    Drums (#PUNK & *N!GGA)

    Austin Matthew Williamson

    Vinyl DJ (100% POP)

    Atiyyah Khan

    Digital DJ (100% POP)

    Shamar Watt

    Booking Management

    Thomas O. Kriegsmann, ArKtype

    Company Management

    Leonie Wichmann

  • Credits

    Coproduction: The Kitchen, Crossing the Line Festival, Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. Funded by: Fondation d’entreprise Hermès in the frame of New Settings Program. Supported by: 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.

    Thanks to Staatsballett Berlin.

    With the support of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

    In cooperation with SOPHIENSÆLE.

Price: 25 €
Discount: 18 €
Ticket information

No seating

During the performance on the 22.8 video recordings will be made for press- and archive purposes. Due to the scenaric settings it is possible that the audience will be recognizable on these. With the attendance of this performance you therefore declare your agreement to the recordings made, as well as the publication of these,

Past dates

Wed 21.8.

from 19:00 to 22:00SOPHIENSÆLE

Thu 22.8.

from 19:00 to 22:00SOPHIENSÆLE

Fri 23.8.

from 19:00 to 22:00SOPHIENSÆLE


Sophienstr. 18, 10178 Berlin

Wheelchair users and persons with impaired mobility should give advance notice.