Dance

Miriam

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Sep 12—Sep 15, 2012
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
BAM Fisher
 
Fishman Space
RUN TIME: 1hr
ALL TICKETS:  $20
 
+  Post-Show Artist Talk on Thu, Sep 13
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday September 12, 2012
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Created and written by Nora Chipaumire
Directed by Eric Ting
Composed by Omar Sosa

“I’m trying to regain the emotional power, the sheer visceral and physical power, that connects one human being to another, because if we can make that connection then we’re able to have a conversation.”
—Nora Chipaumire

My Show:
A character-driven danced funeral. A rite, a ritual, a crime scene. A sacred and profane theater of crime.

Sights and Sounds:
A world unlike any other, inhabited by two women, existing neither here nor there. Natural matter, stones, water, fire. Sand with rubber. Light bulbs, mirrors, fans, plastic. The sound of these things, Omar Sosa playing live, and human voices.

Miriam Makeba was:
A complicated, powerful Xhosa woman who captivated the world with grace. My "Miriam" is the Virgin Mary, she is Joan of Arc, she is the Venus Hottentot, she is Nzinga. She is courage and beauty.

I feel most in exile when:
I have to explain my work.

To be a woman and be free is:
Ideally, to be human.

Lighting design and visual environment by Olivier Clausse
Sound design by Lucas Indelicato
Costume design by Naoko Nagata

 
 
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Talks 
Post-Show Artist Talk  
 

with Nora Chipaumire

Thu, Sep 13

Simon Dove moderates this artist talk, which takes place in the performance venue and is free for same-day ticket holders.

Artists
Nora Chipaumire
 
Nora Chipaumire
 

Zimbabwean choreographer Nora Chipaumire challenges stereotypes of Africa and the black performing body, art, and aesthetic.

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An Interview with Nora Chipaumire