Jul 29, 2016
Federal Capital Territory
After 10 years in Paris, the choreographer Qudus Onikeku returns to Nigeria to present his latest contemporary dance production “We Almost Forgot”. The premiere will be held in Berlin on June 17th, then in Lagos on June 24th, in Abuja on June 26th, and in Paris on November 3rd.
Born in Nigeria in 1984, Qudus Onikeku is the Artistic Director and founder of YK Projects. He is a graduate of The National Higher School of Circus Arts, France. For more than a decade, he has retained a presence in the Nigerian choreographic scene, and is part of the new generation of international creators from Africa. He is known globally, for his solo works, writings and research projects. He was awarded “Dancer of the year” by the future awards in Nigeria in 2009, while in October 2010, his solo piece titled “My Exile is in my head” won “the best solo performance” during the Africa-wide dance encounters “Dansel’Afriquedanse” in Bamako – Mali, and the 2012 “New choreographic talent” in France. Qudus is presently involved in various artistic projects and collaborations in Lagos, where he operates The QDanceCenter.
“We Almost Forgot”, Qudus’ latest creation, features on stage 6 dancers and one actress of varied backgrounds and identities (Nigeria, Gabon, Morocco, Algeria, Madagascar & France). Through the use of high energy movements, story-telling, singing and music, the performance aims at questioning the past, present and body memory. The idea is to make a fiction of witness accounts of stories of individuals who have witnessed wars and crises, and to evoke the capacity of our bodies to also keep the memory of traumas.
The Abuja performance will be held at the prestigious National Universities Commission On the 26th Of June. Time 7pm.
Tickets Available at The Krump Dance Studios and At French Institut
Or call 08064388746
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