Nora Chipaumire (ZW/US): Master class

for dancers with dance experiences

Nora Chipaumire


Dance class that is based on African tradition and contemporary dance.


Nora Chipaumire has toured the United States, Europe, Canada and Africa as a solo artist since 2005. She is a recipient of the 2008 New York dance and performance (Bessie) award for her choreographic work in Chimurenga and a 2007 New York dance and performance award in the performance category for her work as a member of Urban Bush Women. She is Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) 2008-09 Choreographic Fellow and has received a Jerome travel and study grant to study under the venerable Germaine Acongy, in Senegal. In 2007, Chipaumire was also honored with the Mariam Mcglone Emerging Choreographer award from Wesleyan University Center for the Arts. Chipaumire is featured in the documentary Movement(R)evolution Africa. Additionally, she is the choreographer and performer in the dance films: Nora, directed by Alla Kovgan and David Hinton and Dark Swan, directed by Laurie Coyle. Chipaumire has served as a dancer and Associate Artistic Director of the renowned dance company, Urban Bush Women. Her own work has been enriched by tutelage of choreographers: Germain Acogny, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Molissa Fenley, Deborah Vaughnn Narcsio Medina, Reggie Wilson, Souleymane Badolo by the filmmakers Alla Kovgan, David Hinton, Laurie Colye and Alex Potts. Nora Chipaumire studied dance formally and informally in her native Zimbabwe, Senegal, USA, Cuba, and Jamaica. Chipaumire is a graduate of the university of Zimbabwe’s school of Law and holds graduate degrees from Mills College (Oakland, CA) in Dance (MA) and Choreography & Performance (MFA).

Practical informations

When and where

Master class 15. 10. (12.30 am - 2 pm) - Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana


Send your appliation on until 14th October. The number of participants is limited.

Application fee

Masterclass is free of charge, application is obligatory.


Oraganization: Emanat and City of WOmen

FInancially supported: City MInicipality of Ljubljana, Ministry of Culture RS


NORA CHIPAUMIRE at City of Women Festival  - solo performance Chimurenga (Strrugle, Cry, Revolution) - 17th October at 9pm - Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana

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