Nana Chinara
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • United States
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Website
http://chinararituals.org
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Invididual
About:
Nana Chinara creates. She’s Black, Queer, and a gleaming glitterbeam. She dreams up worlds in her body, and offers them to the stage. A healing artist, youth educator, and loquacious lover, her craft calls upon exploring sweet intimacy with the self through self-research and self-reflection. Her artistry is the lens through which she conducts self and community research on inner wisdom, violence against young black femmes, traumatic partnerships, and multidimensional love. Her first and foremost intention as an artist is to use her healing tools to exist inside of her body and at the realm of her ancestors, indulging in being witnessed.
Background:
Dance Lover, Performance Artist, Choreographer
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Nana Chinara's Writing

ESSAY // Movement as Language, Healing, and Liberation

Posted on July 13, 2019 at 7:59am 0 Comments

I have been dancing since I first felt the flesh surrounding me in my mother’s womb. Dance for me, like many and most I know, is my purest form of expression. It opens light inside of me, and has been a language between my brain, my body, and my spirit that only I can fully understand. 

When I think of dance, I think of movement, performing, being in motion. This dance, this movement…

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