daily ticket 15€ - 12€ (under 30 - over 60)

nora chipaumire

100% POP

6 September | h 10:30 pm
7 September | h 11 pm
WeGil – Auditorium

live performance album

National première
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#PUNK 100% POP *N!GGA (verbalized as “hashtag punk, one hundred percent pop, star nigga”) is a three-part live performance album inspired by chipaumire’s formative years in Zimbabwe and the energy and rebellion of punk and 1980s New Wave music. Each part explores one of three sonic ideologies: Punk, Pop and Congolese Rumba (in that order), which are confronted and celebrated through music artist Patti Smith, Grace Jones and Rit Nzele. Each session exists as a complete statement and can be performed separately (like a single song) or together as an epic song cycle (like an album). Together, the trio paints a sonic and visual landscape, engaging voice, gesture and sound clash installation.

 In the work 100% POP, nora chipaumire finds herself returning to the ways information and knowledge is or was acquired by those who grew up in less free times – in times of Drum magazine, african broadcast stations, color bars, poverty, active connections to rural and township lifestyles.
 Pop can be read as that “art“ of the ordinary, the art most accessible to the people. People – as those ordinary working masses, who don’t necessarily frequent museums, galleries etc.
Grace Jones is perhaps the first superstar who was black, female and unapologetic about her presence that nora fell in love with. In 100% POP,  Grace Jones‘s renowned “one man show” further instigates the idea of a “cover”. The trio approaches this by soundclashing elements and Grace Jones’, Zimbabwe’s Chimurenga music, dub and noise.

Born in Mutare, Zimbabwe and based in NYC, nora chipaumire has been challenging and embracing stereotypes of Africa, the black performing body, art and aesthetics since she started making dances in 1998. chipaumire is a 2018 Guggenheim fellow and a three-time Bessie Award winner.

Shamar Watt is an artist born in Kingston, Jamaica, he was raised in both Jamaica and Miami, FL. What drives Shamar as an artist is the aim, dedication and declaration to the emancipation and liberation of the whole self – mind, body and soul for first himself, the people, and for mankind.

Atiyyah Khan is a selector, crate-digger and archivist from South Africa, who spins records as a way to communicate through sound. Her sets explore music beyond boundaries and form transcontinental connections, to evoke curiosity in the possibility of sound.


Ticket for WeGil is daily.
Avaibility of Auditorium is limited, we recommend purchaising your pre-sale ticket to ensure your partecipation to 100%POP.


performed by nora chipaumire, Shamar Watt, Atiyyah Khan, Antoni Mantorski
sound Concept, Direction nora chipaumire
vinyl DJ Atiyyah Khan
digital DJ Shamar Watt
sound Design Antoni Matorski
technical Direction Sean Seago
text, Lyrics nora chipaumire
light Design nora chipaumire
costume Concept nora chipaumire
Booking Thomas O. Kriegsmann, ArKtype (www.ArKtype.org)
Company management Leonie Wichmann
#PUNK 100%POP *N!GGA was co-produced by The Kitchen, Crossing the Line Festival and Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University
Major support for 100%POP has been provided by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings Program
Additional support for the trilogy has been provided by the Guggenheim Foundation, NYSCA, Institute for Creative Arts at the University of Cape Town, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and American Dance Abroad
#PUNK 100%POP *N!GGA was developed through residencies provided by Lincoln Center Atrium Series, Gibney’s Dance in Process program with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with JACK, Stephen Petronio Residency Center, Bates Dance Festival, University of Richmond Theater and Dance Department, Operaestate Festival – Bassano del Grappa, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Miami Light Project and Sarah Lawrence College.