Born in Mutare, Zimbabwe and based in NYC, nora chipaumire has been challenging and embracing stereotypes of Africa and the black performing body, art and aesthetics since she started making dances in 1998.
chipaumire is currently touring #PUNK 100%POP *NIGGA (verbalized as hash tag 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” (2021).
chipaumire is a 2018 Guggenheim fellow and a three-time Bessie Award winner.
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