100% POP

nora chipaumire

Performed by: Nora Chipaumire, Shamar Watt, Atiyyah Khan, Philip White
Sound concept & direction: Nora Chipaumire
Vinyl DJ: Atiyyah Khan
Digital DJ: Shamar Watt
Sound design: Philip White
Technical direction: Heidi Eckwall, Sean Seago
Text & lyrics: Nora Chipaumire
Set design: Ari Marcopoulos, Kara Walker, Matt Jackson Studio
Light design: Nora Chipaumire
Costume concept: Nora Chipaumire

Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Charleroi danse
Coproduction: The Kitchen, Crossing the Line Festival, Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University

With the support of: the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings Program
Additional support by: the Guggenheim Foundation, Institute for Creative Arts at the University of Cape Town, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, American Dance Abroad

100% POP is a tribute to Grace Jones, the famous Jamaican singer, actress and model. As a black superstar, she has had a far-reaching influence on pop culture and introduced a new, shifting image of the black body. In a monologue bursting with infectious energy that combines voice, dance and music, Nora Chipaumire talks about how her discovery of Grace Jones and about her own youth in Zimbabwe, her longing for independence and the rise of music on television. 100% POP is the second part of a triptych about the emancipation of the black body in which Chipaumire embraces and challenges stereotypes. Zimbabwe’s Chimurenga music, dub, Black Noise and of course tracks by Grace Jones are mixed live to form an explosive cocktail.


Opening party

+ Fri. 10.05.2019
Brussels - Raffinerie
Sat. 11.05.2019
Brussels - Raffinerie
Sun. 12.05.2019
Brussels - Raffinerie