nora chipaumire - Nehanda - Friday, September 23 at 6:00 PM
Time: 06:00 PM
Location: Quick Center for the Arts
Nehanda offers a legal and philosophical defense for these first historic heroes of Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle, with a libretto based on the infamous court case “The Queen [Victoria] vs. Nehanda” (1898). The operatic, movement-based theater performance is an immersive, participatory and durational spectacle running five and a half hours where participants can collectively perform and investigate the process of law-making and its crucial role in the European colonial project.
nora chipaumire was born in Zimbabwe and is based in NYC, where her company has been challenging and embracing stereotypes of Africa and the black performing body, art, and aesthetic. She is a graduate of the University of Zimbabwe’s School of Law and holds an MA in dance and MFA in choreography & performance from Mills College. She has studied dance in Africa, Cuba, Jamaica, and the U.S. and has performed her multiple award-winning works worldwide.
Quick Center for the Arts Executive Director, Peter Van Heerden, makes his performance debut as he portrays 'The Empire' in Nehanda.
For more information, contact Quick Center Box Office / 203-254-4010 / firstname.lastname@example.org