BAM – “PORTRAIT OF MYSELF AS MY FATHER”

BAM – “PORTRAIT OF MYSELF AS MY FATHER”

In this visceral exploration of African masculinity, Zimbabwe-born, Brooklyn-based choreographer Nora Chipaumire (Miriam, 2012 Next Wave) is joined by the specters of her estranged father (performed by Senegalese dancer Pape Ibrahima Ndiaye, also known as Kaolack, and Jamaican-born dancer Shamar Watt). In a makeshift boxing ring, under the harsh glow of halogen worklights, the three trade jabs steeped in Chipaumire’s trademark synthesis of contemporary African movements. Clad in boxing gloves, football pads, and sacred West African gris-gris (or talisman), they teeter between combat and play, exploding and exploiting stereotypes of black manhood in an uncompromising exchange.
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September 14—17, 2016
BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn

 

Post-Show Discussion: On Masculine Identity
WithNora Chipaumire
Moderated bySimon Dove
Thursday, September 15, 2016 post-show
Fishman Space
Free for same day ticket holders

Master Class: Nora Chipaumire
Thursday, September  8, 2016 at 12pm / 2hrs
Mark Morris Dance Group (3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn)
$30

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