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Prepare to get bowled over at the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse when Miami Dade College’s Cultura del Lobo series unleashes Nora Chipaumire’s scalding presence on the intimate stage. The fiery Zimbabwean artist’s dance work is a visual, aural, and kinesthetic equivalent of Africa’s urban experience through a female lens — a reality full of contradictions, grace, defiance, vibrant, vulgar, and “now!” These dances are about loss, grief, displacement, trauma, and a confrontation with African brands that we have become complicit in selling, consuming, and perpetuating. The artist will present two solo works, Black Swan and Chimurenga, in one evening. A full-time member of American dance troupe Urban Bush Women, Chipaumire is the rare solo artist whose work is transnational, fearless, and illuminating.
Fri., Jan. 20, 8 p.m., 2012

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