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Residency #187

October 9, 2022 - October 29, 2022

CANCELLED: Atlantic Center for the Arts and its community, New Smyrna Beach, sustained extensive flooding from Hurricane Ian. Our hearts go out to all those in hurricane-damaged communities who endured devastating losses and now begin recovery. 

In the interest of safety, we have canceled our upcoming residency all outreaches. Our campus buildings did not sustain major damage, but flooding of the grounds has compromised some of our infrastructures and we are working to assess the damage. 

Atlantic Center for the Arts hosts Residency #187 with Mentoring Artists Nora Chipaumire – choreographer / performer, Kwame Dawes – poet / writer / critic, and Pamela Z – composer / performer / media artist, 12 Associate Artists, and 4 Visiting Artists from across the United States. During their three-week stay, the Associate and Visiting Artists will spend a portion of the day working with the Mentoring Artists, in group meetings, workshops, casual conversations, and activities to expand their work.


Nora Chipaumire, choreographer / performer

Nora Chipaumire is a four-time Bessie Award winner and recipient of the 2016 Trisha Mckenzie Memorial Award for her impact on the dance community in Zimbabwe. She was also nominated for a NAMA award as one of those exiled Zimbabweans making an impact on the arts at home and abroad in 2020. Chipaumire is honored to include the acknowledgments of the arts communities in awards such as the Guggenheim Fellowship (2018), Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant (2016), Doris Duke Artist Award (2015), and Princeton Hodder Fellowship (2014). She is currently a Fellow at Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University (2020) and an Artist in Residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LMCC (2019-2021).


Kwame Dawes, poet / writer / critic

Kwame Dawes has authored 36 books of poetry, fiction, criticism, and essays, including, most recently, Nebraska (UNP, 2019), Bivouac (Akashic Books, 2019), and City of Bones: A Testament (Northwestern, 2017). Speak from Here to There (Peepal Tree Press), co-written with Australian poet John Kinsella, appeared in 2016. He is Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner and Chancellor’s Professor of English at the University of Nebraska. He is also a faculty member in the Pacific MFA Program. He is Director of the African Poetry Book Fund and Artistic Director of the Calabash International Literary Festival. Dawes is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.


Pamela Z, composer / performer / media artist

Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist who works primarily with voice, live electronic processing, sampled sound, and video. A pioneer of live digital looping techniques, she processes her voice in real-time to create dense, complex sonic layers. Her solo works combine experimental extended vocal techniques, operatic bel canto, found objects, text, digital processing, and wireless MIDI controllers that allow her to manipulate sound with physical gestures. In addition to her solo work, she has been commissioned to compose scores for dance, theatre, film, and chamber ensembles including Kronos Quartet, Eighth Blackbird, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Ethel, and San Francisco Contemporary Music Players.


INsideOUT – Thursday, October 27 – End of residency Associate Artists’ presentations (Mature content). Zoom registration details can be found here.


October 9, 2022
October 29, 2022
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