PLATFORM 2012: Parallels, New Work: Nora Chipaumire and Okwui OkpokwasiliAdditional title: New Work: Nora Chipaumire and Okwui OkpokwasiliAdditional title: Bronx Gothic (Choreographic work : Okpokwasili)Additional title: Last Heifer (Choreographic work : Chipaumire)
NamesNew York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)Okpokwasili, Okwui, 1972- (Creator)Okpokwasili, Okwui, 1972- (Performer)Okpokwasili, Okwui, 1972- (Composer)Okpokwasili, Okwui, 1972- (Interviewee)Chipaumire, Nora (Interviewee)Chipaumire, Nora (Performer)Born, Peter (Director)Born, Peter (Set designer)Born, Peter (Lighting designer)Born, Peter (Videographer)Born, Peter (Editor)Mullins, Carol (Lighting designer)Nagata, Naoko (Costume designer)Danspace Project (New York, N.Y.) (Presenter)
Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2012-03-16
Table of ContentsIntroduction (3 min.) / by Ishmael Houston-Jones.Bronx Gothic (27 min.) / created and performed by Okwui Okpokwasili ; director/designer, Peter Born ; original songs by Okwui Okpokwasili ; lighting design by Peter Born with Carol Mullins.The Last Heifer (36 min.) / choreographed and performed by Nora Chipaumire ; music, Traditional ; lighting design by Carol Mullins ; costume by Naoko Nagata.Post-performance discussion on March 16, 2012 (32 min.) / interviewees, Nora Chipaumire and Okwui Okpokwasili ; moderated by Wangechi Mutu.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1671
TopicsChipaumire, NoraOkpokwasili, Okwui, 1972-Bronx Gothic (Choreographic work : Okpokwasili)Last Heifer (Choreographic work : Chipaumire)St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery (New York, N.Y.)s Church in-the-Bowery (New York, N.Y.)
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancesPanel discussionsSpeeches
NotesCreation/production credits: curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones ; presented by Danspace Project.Content: Widescreen.Content: The recording of this work was made possible by the cooperation of Danspace Project, Nora Chipaumire, Okwui Okpokwasili, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image, Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library.Creation/production credits: Video production, born.ok productions ; filmed and edited by Peter Born.Venue: Videotaped in performance at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, New York, N.Y., as part of Danspace Project's PLATFORM 2012: Parallels, on 2012 March 16.Funding: This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The assistance of the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts is gratefully acknowledged. The Dance Division gratefully acknowledges the assistance of The Jerome Robbins Foundation.
Physical DescriptionBorn digitalExtent: 1 video file (98 min.) : sound, color
DescriptionPost-performance discussion with Nora Chipaumire and Okwui Okpokwasili about how they were brought together for this collaboration; where is each of their homes; how does the female child that doesn't take center stage in their upbringing get to where they are now; being interested in beauty and what is beauty; intending work to be political; confronting ingrained taboo beliefs including nudity and talking about taboo subjects; how Chipaumire uses sculpture, shape and style in her work with her body expressing movement and emotion; how Okpokwasili incorporates singing into her work through a character and her husbands help as director/designer; Question & Answer session about Chipaumire's dance appearing to be a tribal bird dance and how both of their works are confident; and concludes with talk of pieces being resolved or works-in-progress.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 897752265NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20492896Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3e59e240-6461-0132-be1d-3c075448cc4b
Rights StatementThe copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.
Item timeline of events