The Bates Dance Festival presents company nora chipaumire, a Zimbabwean choreographer known for challenging and embracing stereotypes of Africa, art and the black performing body. Chipaumire and company perform “portrait of myself as my father,” a piece using a boxing scenario and elastic bands linking the performers to question family ties. Chipaumire’s residency includes a show and tell lecture-demonstration on July 31, and Inside Dance Community Discussions with chipaumire and Bates faculty member Myron Beasley, July 30 at Lewiston Public Library; Aug. 1 at Space Gallery, Portland. The show is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Aug. 2-3, Alumni Gymnasium, 130 Central Ave., Lewiston. Tickets are $25, adults; $18, seniors; and $12, students. Tickets and FMI batesdancefestival.org. (Gennadi Novash photo)


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