nora chipaumire: portrait of myself as my father
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Choreographer-performer nora chipaumire, joined by Senegalese dancer Kaolack and Shamar Watt, considers the African male through the lens of cultural traditions, colonialism, Christianity, liberation struggles — and how these ideas might impact the African family and society. portrait asks, “What is it about the male body, which happens to be black, that we are afraid of?” The work takes place in a boxing ring and invites the audience to sit close as well as at a distance.