Nora Chipaumire: Miriam
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is proud to welcome back Zimbabwe-born
dancer and choreographer Nora Chipaumire for a performance of her first
Most recently seen at the Center during the 2010-2011 season in Lions Will
Roar, Swans Will Fly, Angels Will Wrestle Heaven, Rains Will Break,
Chipaumire returns with a deeply personal dance-theatre performance that
reverberates with tensions. Miriam explores the dichotomy between
public expectations and private desires, between objectification and power, and
between darkness and light. Chipaumire's Miriam invites the audience
into an immersive experience of being an outsider, requiring the engagement of
all five senses.
Explore the work of choreographer and dancer Nora
Chipaumire, the music from around the world that inspires her, and the themes
present in this performance by checking out these UMD Libraries resources:
- Read about chimurenga music and the other musics of Zimbabwe from which
Chipaumire draws ideas for her dances.
- Hear a recording by Thomas Mapfumo, the father of Zimbabwean
chimurenga music and a great inspiration to choreographer Nora Chipaumire.
- Explore films featuring Nora Chipaumire, documentaries on the history of
Zimbabwean music, and well as the work of Alla Kovgan and David Hinton,
directors of Nora, the 2008 documentary based on Nora Chipaumire's life
Watch a performance of
(R)evolution Africa: A Story of an Art Form in Four Acts
featuring dancer/choreographer Nora Chipaumire, available through Alexander
Street Press's Dance in Video streaming database.