Performance

Portrait as myself as my father

16 February - Beursschouwburg, Brussels
20.00 - €14 - Free for members

Nora Chipaumire lost her father as a child and was from then on raised by women. She creates an idealised and utopic image of her father in a boxing ring during her performance, attributing to him all of the characteristics that should belong to a black man. Chipaumire celebrates and at the same time criticises the male presence and representation. The piece uses sports as a way to enter the masculine world and the dancers in the boxing ring constantly balance between fighting and playing. Chipaumire scrutinises the African man while keeping in mind the cultural traditions and the effect they have on African families.