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Portrait of Myself as My Father

April 16, 2016, 8:00 pm
Location Alexander Kasser Theater
SponsorPeak PerformancesCost$20; no charge for undergraduates when you show your valid MSU ID at the box office, courtesy of your Performing Arts FeeMore Information InPeak Performances
ArtistNora ChipaumirePremiereWorld PremiereTickets
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“Chipaumire has become a rock star of downtown dance…. [She] blows everything else out of the water.” – Dance Magazine

Fierce, charismatic choreographer Nora Chipaumire throws herself into the boxing ring with the myth and memory of her father, a man she hardly knew. She is tethered to him as he endures the pressures facing the African male: traditions, colonialism, Christianity, liberation struggles. Chipaumire has given him boxing gloves so he has a fighting chance as he does battle with himself, his shadow, his ancestors, the industrial gods, and that merciless tyrant: progress.


Learn more about Nora Chipaumire.