Mount Tremper Arts Benefit Performance
Saturday, June 5th, 6:30 - 9:30
Cocktail Party, 6:30 - 7:30, Performance, 7:30

I Ka Nye, by Nora Chipaumire and Souleymane Badolo
Music by Ghanaian Master Drummer, Obo Addy

Benefit Tickets: $50, $125, and $250
Performance only: $25

Mount Tremper Arts | 647 South Plank Rd. | Mt. Tremper | NY

photo credit: Mkrtich Malkhasyan

To make reservations please contact us by email or call 845-688-9893
All proceeds will help support the 3rd annual Mount Tremper Arts Festival

I Ka Nye
 
Choreography by Nora Chipaumire and Souleymane Badolo.
Costumes by Chipaumire, Badolo, and additional costume assistance by Koto Kamazaki.
Performed by Obo Addy , Souleymane Badolo, Nora Chipaumire
Music is an original composition by Obo Addy
Full two year residency and commission by Dance New Amsterdam
 
Presented in partnership with Dance New Amsterdam
 
I Ka Nye is a cycle of three duets. The cycle unveils courtship, love and its aftermath for better or worse, performed in the tradition of storytelling. Nora and Solo portray their evolving relationship/creative partnership through their uniquely developed dance styles. They offer us an experience of love through complex passion - in Nora's words, "love for each other but also love for place, family, humanity."
 
Nora Chipaumire (choreographer, director and dancer) has toured extensively through North America, Europe and Africa since 2005. Chipaumire is a recipient of the 2008 New York Dance and Performance (aka "Bessie") Award for her choreographic work in Chimurenga and a 2007 "Bessie" Award for performance, she is also a Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) 2007-08 Choreographic. Chipaumire has served as a dancer and Associate Artistic Director of the renowned dance company, Urban Bush Women. Her work has received funding from the National Dance Project (NDP), Rockefeller MAP Fund, Creative Capital and the National Endowment for the Arts. Chipaumire studied dance formally and informally in her native Zimbabwe, Senegal, USA, Cuba and Jamaica. She is a graduate of the University of Zimbabwe's school of Law and holds degrees from Mills College of Oakland, CA, in dance (MA) and choreography & performance (MFA).
 
Souleymane Badolo (dancer) Born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in 1980 he founded his own Burkina Faso-based troupe, Kongo Ba Téria, which fuses traditional African dances with Western Contemporary Dance and continues to tour internationally. Souleymane has danced with world-renowned contemporary African dance company Salia ni Seydou, worked with French choreographers Elsa Wolliaston and Mathilde Monnier, and performed with the National Ballet of Burkina.
 
Obo Addy (composer) Award winning Artistic Director, has been able to entwine his rich drumming and dance traditions from Ghana into his music. Obo Addy has won the Governors Award for the Arts in Oregon, The Masters Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission, the Masters Fellowship from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, and is a recipient of the National Heritage Award-the highest honor given to a traditional artist in this country. Obo has written for the Kronos Quartet, Third Angle New Music, Mary Osland Dance Company and the Chintimini Festival.
 

Art/Family/Our Lives: I Ka Nye is a 2 year residency commission by Dance New Amsterdam and was made possible with support from the Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund with the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), a state agency and American Express. Art/Family/Our Lives: I Ka Nye was created, in part, during residencies at Dance New Amsterdam (DNA), Mount Tremper Arts, The Yard, ecole ds sables: Senegal and Bennington College.