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.
Her performances include:
#PUNK 100% POP *N!GGA, performance, for Crossing The Line Festival / French Institute Alliance Française, at The Kitchen, NYC, Premiered in October 2018.
Nhaka | Bhuku, digital book, on chipaumire’s Theory & Practice of dance through Animist concepts and technologies, published on www.companychipaumire.com, in Jan 2018 (part 2 to come in 2019).
portrait of myself as my father , performance, commissioned by Peak Performances at Montclair State University and NPN Creation Fund, at Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair, NJ, Premiered in April 2016.
Afro Promo #1 | King Lady, short film, directed by nora chipaumire, produced by Dance for Film on Location at Montclair State University, Premiered in April 2016.
Dark Swan, performance, performed by Urban Bush Women, at The Joyce, Revival premiered in 2014. (Bessie for Outstanding Revived Work)
The artist is also a recipient of:
Guggenheim Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation,
New York, NY, USA, 2018.
Grants to Artists, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, NYC, NY, USA, 2016.
Doris Duke Artist Award, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, NYC, NY, USA, 2015.
Hodder Fellowship, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, 2014-15.
NY Dance & Performance Award (“Bessie”) for Outstanding Revival (for Dark Swan), NYC, NY, USA, 2014.
headshot by Mamadi Doumbouya for The New Yorker, Oct 2018