Choreographic Fellow | May 18 – June 7 2008 | May 3 – 11, 2009
lions will roar, swans will fly, angels will wrestle heaven, rains will break: gukurahundi
In 2008, Chipaumire primarily focused on movement development and her collaboration with Zimbabwean musicians Thomas Mapfumo and Blacks Unlimited. Chipaumire returned early summer 2009 to bring the visual design team together to continue developing the lighting and projection designs. This piece examines the art-making landscape in Zimbabwe after years of independence and questions the limitations and benefits of what it means to live outside of one’s native culture.
lions will roar, swans will fly, angels will wrestle heaven, rains will break: gukurahundi premiered at The Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus on May 21-22, 2010.