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100% POP

Inspired by her formative years in Zimbabwe and two of the world’s fiercest female music icons, Bessie Award–winning choreographer nora chipaumire presents a live performance album presented over the course of two evenings.

#PUNK (October 24) expresses an aesthetic of self-reliance and noncommercial art-making spurred by a 1978 declaration by poet and rock legend Patti Smith: “I haven’t fucked much with the past / But I’ve fucked plenty with the future.” A soliloquy about first discoveries and the overconsumption of pop culture, 100% POP (October 25) channels the defiant model, singer, and actor Grace Jones.

Each performance features an opening music act curated by Columbus singer-songwriter and 2019 Wexner Center Artist Residency Award Recipient Sharon Udoh (of Counterfeit Madison).

"Defiantly charismatic…Nora Chipaumire has long been a kind of rock star of dance."
Image from nora chipaumire's 100% POP

nora chipaumire, 100% POP, photo: Ian Douglas

Image from nora chipaumire's 100% POP

nora chipaumire, 100% POP, photo: Ian Douglas

Image from nora chipaumire's 100% POP

nora chipaumire, 100% POP, photo: Ian Douglas

Image from nora chipaumire's 100% POP

nora chipaumire, 100% POP, photo: Ian Douglas

Image from nora chipaumire's 100% POP

nora chipaumire, 100% POP, photo: Ian Douglas

Image from nora chipaumire's 100% POP

nora chipaumire, 100% POP, photo: Ian Douglas

MAJOR SEASON SUPPORT FOR PERFORMING ARTS
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

SUPPORT FOR ARTS ACCESS AT THE WEXNER CENTER
Cardinal Health Foundation
Huntington Bank

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation

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