November 21, 2014

Hodder Fellow Nora Chipaumire performs as part of “What You Get Is What You See”

Award-winning dancer, choreographer, and 2014-15 Hodder Fellow Nora Chipaumire will give a presentation and performance as part of “What You Get Is What You See,” an on-going series on spectatorship at UnionDocs in Brooklyn on Sunday, November 23. Chipaumire will examine her post-colonial/neocolonial/diasporic gaze, sharing her experiences of works by Steve McQueen, Teju Cole, NoViolet Bulawayo, Robert Mapplethorpe and more. By showing slides and videos, improvising movements, and reading literature, Chipaumire will speak to how the practices of these artists resonate in her own vision, voice and body.

“As a dance maker from a particular class, history and culture, I am tempted to say that I am never a spectator. I am tempted to say I am always participating never spectating. Personal implication and responsibility are as much a driving philosophical and moral engine for me, as is innovating an aesthetic that refuses to ignore race, gender, class (amongst other things).” Read more…

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