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Artistic Director, Concept, design, performance by nora chipaumire Shona spiritual dramaturgy by Gwinyai Rutsito


“Defiantly charismatic…nora chipaumire has long been a kind of rock star of dance.” —The New Yorker

nora Chipaumire returns to PEAK Performances with Nehanda and the legend of Nehanda. A powerful spirit, venerated by the Shona people, a native of Zimbabwe and central Mozambique, inhabits a woman, a heroic revolutionary leader who orchestrated the first uprisings in British-occupied Southern Rhodesia.

PART I | [2 hours]
Natives, Empire + Jail
Friday, September 16 | 7:30 PM

PART II | [2 hours]
Pungwee & Church
Saturday, September 17 | 8:00 PM

PART III | [2 hours]
Manifest Thinking
Sunday, September 18 | 3:00 PM

General Admission: $40 per performance

SPECIAL OFFER: All (3) performances for $72 per person with no handling charges.
Call the Box Office Hotline at 973-655-5112 to claim this special offer.

WARNING: NEHANDA includes a strobe effect, nudity, and some high-frequency audio from megaphones.

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Artistic Director, Concept, Design, Performance by nora chipaumire
Shona spiritual dramaturgy by Gwinyai Rutsito

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Produced by ArKtype
Commissioned by Fairfield University Quick Center for the Arts; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; PEAK Performances at Montclair State University; Komische Oper Berlin
With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Artists “Bubble” Residency program, New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, NYSCA, NEA, Mid
Atlantic Arts Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Residency hosted by PACT Zollverein (Essen), CSC, Bassano del Grappa
Co-directed by Théâtre de la Ville – Paris; Festival d’Automne à Paris

Programs in this season are made possible in part by the Alexander Kasser Theater Endowment Fund, PEAK Patrons, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

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Date: September 16
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Organizer Name: Arts & Cultural Programming