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New York Times Critics' Pick

Nora Chipaumire
rite riot

Thu–Sat, Oct 3–5 at 8pm
FIAF, Le Skyroom

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Award-winning New York/Harare choreographer and dancer, Nora Chipaumire has challenged and embraced stereotypes of Africa and the black performing body, art, and aesthetic for the past decade. In this new two-part work inspired by the iconic The Rite of Spring, celebrating its centenary this year, she explores the contemporary demands for sacrifice, embodied in performance and by the performer.

As part of Crossing the Line 2013, Nora will perform part one, a solo created in collaboration with Nigerian-American writer Teju Cole, a Crossing the Line 2011 artist, and Kenyan-born visual artist Wangechi Mutu.

CTL 2013 Commission

Development and production funded in part by The MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This project is made possible, in part, by the Africa and Middle East Cultural Partnerships Program of the Suitcase Fund, an initiative of New York Live Arts supported by the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation

rite riot was created during a residency provided by The Joyce Theater Foundation, New York City, with major support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


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FIAF Members: $20
Non Members: $30
Students: $10*

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FIAF, Skyroom
22 East 60th Street
Btwn Madison & Park Aves
New York, NY 10022

4, 5, 6 to 59 St
N, R, Q to 5 Ave
F to 63 St

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New York Times Critics' Pick (Oct 3)

The New Yorker (Sept 28)

The New York Times (Sept 27)

Proud Presenting Sponsor of Crossing the Line 2013:
Lead Sponsors: Air France and Delta Air Lines, the official airlines of FIAF; Florence Gould Foundation
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