The New York Premiere of these two dance performances is part of a new collaboration between BAM and Paris’ Théâtre de la Ville’s Brooklyn/Paris Artist Exchange!
Nora Chimpauire’s, portrait of myself as my
father: A dance performed within a makeshift boxing ring—complete with Shamar Watt as ringmaster—with viewers on four sides. Rooted in chipaumire’s signature fusion of traditional African and contemporary dance, portrait uses the metaphor of sports to explore the question: how are men displayed and how are they consumed? It is at once aggressive, playful, personal, and furious, compelling viewers to engage with what scares and intrigues us about a male body, which happens to be black.
Premiers in Paris, September 28 – October 1, 2016 @ Théâtre de la Ville. Tickets
Company Wang Ramirez’s, Monchichi: Is a choreographic study of cultural identity. Dancers, French-Spanish Ramirez, a gifted b-boy, and Korean-German Wang, whose stylistic influences include ballet and martial arts, cultivate a physical language that reflects our globalized world. Monchichi grows out of the spaces between the two dancers’ hybrid cultures and movement idioms. It is a shared self-portrait of partners, both in art and life. The Hip-hop technical precision, give way to dance theater aesthetic, as the duo explore the interplay between vivacity and discipline, masculine and feminine, virtuosity and authenticity.
Venue: BAM Fisher (Fishman Space) 321 Ashland Place
Dates: October 12 – October 15th @ 7:30pm: Oct 14th
Time: 9:30pm – Tickets
Cover Photo: Left-right: Shamar Watt, nora chipaumire, Pape Ibrahima N’Diaye (Kaolack) photo credit: Gennadi Novash