Created and written by Nora Chipaumire
Directed by Eric Ting
Composed by Omar Sosa
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
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.