In the Loop

Re:INCARNATION - Film Screening and Discussion with Qudus Onikeku

  • Date & Time
    • Friday, February 11, 2022 1:55pm to 3:50pm
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    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

  • Venue
    Music Building Room 101 (MUB 101)
    435 Newell Dr.
    Music Building Room 101 (MUB 101) Website