100% POP

    10/05  | 22:00
    11/05  | 22:00
    12/05  | 20:30

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100% POP is a tribute to Grace Jones, the famous Jamaican singer, actress and model. As a black superstar, she has had a far-reaching influence on pop culture and introduced a new, shifting image of the black body. In a monologue bursting with infectious energy that combines voice, dance and music, nora chipaumire talks about how her discovery of Grace Jones and about her own youth in Zimbabwe, her longing for independence and the rise of music on television. 100% POP is the second part of a triptych about the emancipation of the black body in which chipaumire embraces and challenges stereotypes. Zimbabwe’s Chimurenga music, dub, Black Noise and of course tracks by Grace Jones are mixed live to form an explosive cocktail.

See also: Opening party
10.05 | 23:00

Performed by: nora chipaumire, Shamar Watt, Atiyyah Khan, Philip White
Sound concept & direction: nora chipaumire
Vinyl DJ: Atiyyah Khan
Digital DJ: Shamar Watt
Sound design: Philip White
Technical direction: Heidi Eckwall, Sean Seago
Text & lyrics: nora chipaumire
Set design: Ari Marcopoulos, Kara Walker, Matt Jackson Studio
Light design: nora chipaumire
Costume concept: nora chipaumire 

Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Charleroi danse
Coproduction: The Kitchen, Crossing the Line Festival, Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University
With the support of: the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings Program Additional support by: the Guggenheim Foundation, Institute for Creative Arts at the University of Cape Town, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, American Dance Abroad

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nora chipaumire
Born in Mutare, Zimbabwe and based in NYC, nora chipaumire has been challenging and embracing stereotypes of Africa, the black performing body, art and aesthetics since she started making dances in 1998. chipaumire is currently touring #PUNK 100%POP *NIGGA (verbalized as hashtag punk, one hundred percent pop, star nigga), a three-part live performance album which had its full world premiere at The Kitchen in NYC in October 2018. Her current and ongoing work includes a digital book project – nhaka – a theory, technology, practice and process to her artistic work. Her upcoming work will be an opera entitled Nehanda (2020).

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