Title: Nora Chipaumire
Location: Galvin Playhouse- ASU, 51 East 10th Street, Tempe
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Description: Free work in progress showing “lions will roar, swans will fly, angels will wrestle heaven, rains will break: gukurahundi“
Zimbabwean choreographer/dancer Nora Chipaumire invites you in to see her new work in progress with world-renowned musician and the “Father of Zimbabwean Music” Thomas Mapfumo. The piece revolves around the exiled Mapfumo and Chipaumire’s honest and courageous vision of modern day Zimbabwe.
Nora Chipaumire was born in Mutare , Zimbabwe during the Chimurenga Chechipiri, or second war of liberation. A self-exiled artist now based in New York , she investigates the collaborative process within cultural, political, economic, and technological identities of African contemporary life. Her work is transnational, unafraid, and eager to burn cultural, creative, and geographic boundaries. She creates provocative and politically relevant multimedia dance work, illuminating the struggles of human identity in an increasingly borderless world. Her work is inspired by art from her native country such as shona sculpture and chimurenga music – art that results from the often violent convergence of rural, urban, African, non-African, cultural, economic, colonial, and technological ideas. A visionary African contemporary dance artist, her work speaks to the human condition with power, authority, and urgency.
ASU Galvin Playhouse
Friday, September 18, 2009, 7 p.m.
Adminssion is Free
Start Time: 7:00pm