The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse | 404 NW 26th Street | Wynwood
Miami Light Project is excited to announce award-winning Brooklyn-based choreographer and performer, Nora Chipaumire, in residence at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse in Wynwood as part of the inaugural year of the AIR at The LightBox program. For two weeks this August, Nora returns to Miami Light Project for a third residency developing her latest work, Portrait of Myself as My Father, a companion piece to her 2013 solo, rite riot,that will premiere at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse in October 2016.
AIR at The Light Box is a Pilot Contemporary Performance Artist Residency Program funded by Knight Arts Challenge Miami focused on providing space and time for mid-career artists to research and develop new work, explore new techniques of making work, and engage our community in the process. This residency program is designed provide artists the opportunity to realize their full artistic vision in a creative and exciting environment.
Artists-in-residence will receive housing, per diem, substantial free studio space and opportunities to present their works in its various stages of development. To assist with their research, artists will have up to six hours per day in our fully equipped black box theater and rehearsal studio. Each two-week residency will have a public component, which can take the form of an artist talk, an intimate discussion, a work-in-progress performance, a master class or another means of sharing the work with the community.
Born in Mutare, Zimbabwe during the Chimurenga Chechipiri (Second War of Liberation), Chipaumire is a self-exiled artist who has lived in the U.S. since 1989. She studied dance formally and informally in Zimbabwe, Cuba, Jamaica, and the U.S., is a graduate of the University of Zimbabwe’s School of Law, and holds master’s degrees in dance, choreography and performance. Nora is a two-time New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award recipient: 2005 for her choreographic work, Chimurenga, and in 2007 for her performances with Urban Bush Women, where she was a featured performer for six years and served as Associate Artistic Director in 2007-2008. Chipaumire was honored with the 2007 Miriam McGlone Emerging Choreographer Award from Wesleyan University Center for the Arts, and a Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography 2007-08 Choreographic Fellowship.
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