nora chipaumire NEHANDA 


©️ Mieke Uhlfig
07.05.2022, 19:00–19:30
nora chipaumire,  McIntosh "Soko" Jerahuni

Komuredhi Judas + Chaminuka

Scene 5 : Comrade judas ne majekenisheni ( excerpt )

Oper von nora chipaumire 

The opera NEHANDA autopsies the legend of Nehanda, a mhondoro spirit, venerated by the Shona people, native to Zimbabwe and central Mozambique. In the late 19th century, Nehanda’s medium, Charwe Nyakasikana, orchestrated the first uprisings in British-occupied Southern Rhodesia in 1896-97. She was captured and hanged until she was dead. NEHANDA offers a legal and philosophical defense for the first heroes of Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle. The libretto is based on the infamous court case “The Queen vs. Nehanda” (1898), Queen Victoria’s long and glorified reign witnessed the rise and extension of the British empire across the world. 

Performance nora chipaumire,  McIntosh "Soko" Jerahuni

NEHANDA was made possible by the generous support of the Artists "Bubble" Residency Program the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Quick Center for the Arts der Fairfield University and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council as part of the Extended Life Dance Development Program and the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts. with the friendly support of the NYSCA and NEA and was developed during a residency at PACT Zollverein, Essen and CSC, Bassano del Grappa. 


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