- Date & Time
Friday, February 11, 2022 1:55pm to 3:50pm
Join the Center for Arts, Migration and Entrepreneurship with Qudus Onikeku for a film screening and discussion of "Re:INCARNATION."
The point of departure for this creation is the result of five years of research by the Nigerian choreographer into body memory. This urban piece for ten dancers and a musician, designed after a creation residency at the Centre Pompidou, presents the work of a new generation of dancers trained in Lagos by Qudus Onikeku.
Their movements express the groove of the city, the energy of Lagos. Re:INCARNATION also pays homage to the wealth and profusion of Nigerian music, its Afro-beat roots being currently revisited by dancehall, hip-hop and electro. This musical genre introduced and popularised by Fela Kuti was born of an explosive cocktail of jazz, soul/funk and traditional African music. In this mix of urban cultures a reincarnation of the personal trajectories of each of the dancers comes to the fore, with their references and memories.
Art direction: Qudus Onikeku
Dancers/Collaborators: Adila Omotosho, Ambrose Tjark, Angela Okolo, Bukunmi Olukitibi, Busayo Olowu, Faith Okoh, Joshua, Gabriel, Patience Ebute, Sunday Ozegbe, Yemi Osokoya
Music: Olatunde Obajeun
Lights: Matthew Yusuf
Production: The QDance Company, Lagos, Nigeria
Co-production: The Lyon Dance Biennale, Les Spectacles vivants – Center Pompidou, Paris, Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels, Paul Eluard Theater, Bezons, Escales Danse, Val d’Oise, National Theater of Brittany - European Theater and Choreographic Center
Broadcaster: Anne-Sophie Dupoux and Olivier Talpaert
Associate production: France YK Projects. Diffusion State of mind productions
Associate production: Nigeria The QDance Company – Lagos
Video : Oct 25, 2022+ More