In the Loop


  • Date & Time
    • Wednesday, January 27, 2021 1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    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. 

    Direction artistique : Qudus Onikeku
    Danseurs / collaborateurs: Adila Omotosho, Ambrose Tjark, Angela Okolo, Bukunmi Olukitibi, Busayo Olowu, Faith Okoh, Joshua, Gabriel, Patience Ebute, Sunday Ozegbe, Yemi Osokoya
    Musique : Olatunde Obajeun
    Lumières : Matthew Yusuf

    Production: The QDance Company, Lagos, Nigeria
    Coproduction : La Biennale de la danse de Lyon, Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou, Paris, les Halles de Schaerbeek, Bruxelles, Théâtre Paul Eluard, Bezons, Escales Danse, Val d’Oise, Théâtre national de Bretagne - Centre européen théâtral et chorégraphique
    Diffusion : Anne-Sophie Dupoux et Olivier Talpaert
    Production déléguée : France YK Projects. Diffusion État d’esprit productions
    Production déléguée : Nigéria The QDance Company – Lagos

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  • Venue
    Room #
    Le Centre Pompidou