September 12 – 15, 2012

Alternate Title [BLANK]
Premiere New York Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description My Show:
A character-driven danced funeral. A rite, a ritual, a crime scene. A sacred and profane theater of crime.

Sights and Sounds:
A world unlike any other, inhabited by two women, existing neither here nor there. Natural matter, stones, water, fire. Sand with rubber. Light bulbs, mirrors, fans, plastic. The sound of these things, Omar Sosa playing live, and human voices.

Miriam Makeba was:
A complicated, powerful Xhosa woman who captivated the world with grace. My "Miriam" is the Virgin Mary, she is Joan of Arc, she is the Venus Hottentot, she is Nzinga. She is courage and beauty.

I feel most in exile when:
I have to explain my work.

To be a woman and be free is:
Ideally, to be human.
Identifier 2012f.01122
Season Fall 2012
VenueFisher Building (Fishman Space, Hillman Studio)
choreographernora chipaumire
composerOmar Sosa
costume designerNaoko Nagata, Malika Mhoubi
directorEric Ting
lighting designerOlivier Clausse
musical directorOmar Sosa
set designer/decorOlivier Clausse
sound designerLucas Indelicato
top billingnora chipaumire