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Creator, Dancer

Nora Chipaumire

Born in Zimbabwe and based in New York City, Nora Chipaumire creates work that challenges and embraces the body, Black art, and its aesthetic. She has studied dance and choreography in Africa, Cuba, Jamaica, and the United States and has performed across the globe. Chipaumire is a choreographer and performer who uses her work to challenge and embrace stereotypes of Africa and the Black performing body. Her work critiques colonialism and complicates notions of spectatorship and power. Chipaumire made her directorial debut with Dance for Film on location at Montclair State University in spring 2016. Chipaumire's notable premieres include Chimurenga, Lions will roar…, at Museum of Contemporary Art, visible, Miriam, The Last Heifer, Parallels, and Dark Swan, reconstructed for Urban Bush Women. After receiving her 2016 Grants to Artists award, Chipaumire traveled to Harare, Zimbabwe to work with the Tumbuka Dance Company, the first and only contemporary dance company in Zimbabwe. Chipaumire won the Doris Duke Artist award in 2015, was a recipient of the 2016 Foundation of Contemporary Arts grant, and is a three-time New York Dance and Performance Bessie award recipient. Her work has been supported by the MAP Fund, the Jerome Foundation, NYFA B.U.I.L.D., National Dance Project, NYSCA, The Joyce Theater Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Chipaumire received an M.A. and an M.F.A. from Mills College, in 2000 and 2002, respectively.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Linda Walton & Lula Washington

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Laura Greer & Ann Williams

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Colleen Jennings-Roggensack & Cleo Parker Robinson

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Rena Butler & Reggie Wilson

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Fana Fraser & Iyun Ashani Harrison

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Ephraim Sykes & James “Cricket” Colter

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Christal Brown & Edisa Weeks

Saturday, April 24, 2021

NIC Kay & Alice Sheppard

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Amy Hall Garner & Amaniyea Payne

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Robert Garland & Tendayi Kuumba

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Robert Battle & Angie Pittman

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Natasha Diamond-Walker & Trebien Pollard

Monday, March 22, 2021

Sidra Bell & Archie Burnett

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Gesel Mason & Jamal Story

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Dianne Walker & Gabri Christa

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Earl Mosley / Dr. Halifu Osumare / Coco Killingsworth

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Dr. Gaynell Sherrod / Dr. Brenda Dixon Gottschild / Dwana Smallwood

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Torya Beard / Vincent Thomas / Deidre Dawkins

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Sharron Miller / Princess Mhoon / Sandra Burton

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Bill T Jones & Darrell Grand Moultire

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Paloma McGregor & Yusha-Marie Sorzano

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Danelle Morgan & Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Abdel R. Salaam & Marlies Yearby

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Dyane Harvey-Salaam & Maurice Chestnut

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Samantha Speis & Virginia Johnson

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko & Chanon Judson

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Jennifer Harge & d. Sabela Grimes

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Souleymane Badolo & Francesca Harper

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Olivier Taparga & Jasmine Hearn

Thursday, October 8, 2020

David Rousseve & Melanie Greene

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Davalois Fearon & Kevin “Iega” Jeff

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Kayla Hamilton & Germaul Barnes

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Camille A. Brown & Jason Samuels Smith

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Nia Love & Maria Bauman Morales

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Bebe Miller & Kyle Abraham

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Leslie Parker & Wanjiru Kamuyu

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Zane Booker & “Dare” Ayorinde

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Sydnie L. Mosely & Raja Feather Kelly

Thursday, August 6, 2020

yonTande & Meredith Rainey

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Kyle Marshall and Okwui Okpokwasili

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Rennie Harris & J. Bouey

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Cynthia Oliver and Marjani Forte Saunders

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Jamar Roberts and Tiffany Rae-Fisher

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Ayodele Casel & Stefanie Batten Bland

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