Nora Chipaumire Brings
the Heat to Kyoto

Nora Chipaumire

In this hottest time of year in Kyoto, Japan Contemporary Dance Network (JCDN), NPN’s partner for the U.S./Japan Connection Project, is hard at work to make it even “hotter,” with the arrival of Nora Chipaumire, a New York-based choreographer originally from Zimbabwe. Nora will conduct a month-long residency project organized by JCDN, engaging in a series of discussions and workshops with Kyoto-based artists and the community, which will be incorporated into her new work, Portrait of Myself as My Father.  Nora’s Kyoto residency is the fruit of NPN’s Japan/U.S. Connection, based on three years of face-to-face discussions and endless streams of e-mail in both Japanese and English.

Read more about Nora’s project on JCDN’s website.

Specific funding for the U.S./Japan Connection is provided by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Japan-United States Friendship Commission.

You may also be interested in reading about Nora’s 2009 Community Fund project with NPN Partner the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.  Three months before her Performance Residency at MCA, Nora conducted two movement workshops about the immigrant experience.

August 2014




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