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YBCA presents the Bay Area premiere of

Nora Chipaumire: Miriam

in association with the Black Choreographers FestivaL



Thur - Sat. @ 8pm

YBCA Forum, 701 Mission Street, San Francisco























Renowned choreographer and dancer Nora Chipaumire, a former member of the acclaimed dance troupe Urban Bush Women, creates her first character-driven work. Miriam is a deeply personal and immersive dance-theater installation that reverberates with tensions between public expectations and private desires, between objectification and power, and between darkness and light.  The inspiration for Miriam springs from the cultural and political milieu of Chipaumire’s southern African girlhood, her self-exile to the U.S., and her self-discovery as an artist. The unusual format and staging of the piece invite the audience to bring their senses, memories, hearts, and minds to bear to fully inhabit and comprehend the experience of being an outsider.



Please join us for a Post-Show Q & A with the artists

 following Friday night’s performance; moderated by BCF’s co-director, Laura Elaine Ellis







General: $30 in Advance / $35 at the Door

Student, Senior, Teacher: $25 in Advance / $30 at the Door
YBCA Members $25 / YBCA: You FREE

No Late Seating


Reservations and Info: call 415.978.ARTS (2787) or visit

Street parking limited.  BART accessible from Montgomery or Powell Stations

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