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Overview


Sinclair

O'gaga

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Overview


Sinclair

O'gaga

"Looking through the windows of my hotel room for about 15 minutes, what I see is a movement of people, some slow walking and some fast, some getting into their cars and some waiting for the bus. They are all dancing, but are unaware of it. The daily dance of life. I see meaning and I see people existing."

B. 1983

Sinclair, E.

 

Mentors

Karen Bradley,

Israel Wekpe,

Sharon Mansur,

Christopher Ugolo,

Miriam Phillips,

Austin Asagba.

 

Companies

WXYZ Art Factory, (2008 - 2013)

Sinclair Dance (2013 - p.)

Born in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. Sinclair earned his B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Benin 2007, and his M.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography, from the University of Maryland, College Park..

With a practice of daily dance making, minimal movements, physical and theoretical dance practices, curiosity about the unknown, he investigates and creates original dances.

He identifies with terms like: experimentalist, educator, choreographer, teacher and mentor and most of all he continues to be an avid student and learner. The type of work he does is hugely collaborative, and reflects his training in theater, cultures of Africa and contemporary dance forms.

Through collaborations he has been able to tackle topics beyond the borders of dance. He has collaborated with professionals in the fields of psychology, the visual arts, music, creative writing, and video, projection, set, lighting, and costume design. On many occasions, he has used unconventional spaces, and unconventional movements as a tool for his creations. 

For more information, please request a detailed CV/Resume via the Get In Touch.

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Visuals


Let your experience be you.

Visuals


Let your experience be you.

ALLOW YOUR EYES THE FREEDOM TO ROAM

NYAM CHIEM:

2015/10/16

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SHADOW:

2015/07

I'LL TAKE MY CHANCES:

2012/09/23

ROOTED ON A MOVING SPOT (ROAMS):

2016/04/10

WEST AFRICAN DANCE:

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Its in our dancing that we see our true selves.

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Its in our dancing that we see our true selves.

ENCOUNTERS.

 

2016/05/12

West African Dance Class:

 

Course taught at UMD:

I was fortunate to have been able to share myself with some of the brightest people in the world. These students taught me a lot about life and acceptance. 

To them, I say Thank you for the experience at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. 

Sinclair Ogaga Emoghene

Sinclair Ogaga Emoghene

 
A pic with the Professor

A pic with the Professor

  • Sinclair is a truly gifted teacher.
  • Sinclair was by far my favorite instructor I have encountered at the University of Maryland. He treated all students with an abundance of respect and patience and created an environment in which we were all able to find personal connection and meaning within the dance. Although this is not a traditional class format in that there is not a lot of written work, it was intellectually challenging as well as physically challenging. Sinclair is truly a gem within the school of dance and should be applauded for the connections he is able to make with his students, especially ones with no previous experience in dance performance.
  • For a 2 credit course I didn't realize how much work I was going to have to put into this class. However, I am so happy I took it. This class was the highlight of my day on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sinclair was an awesome professor who took the time to make sure I improved everyday.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Sinclair was an excellent instructor who enforced high expectations while also demonstrating genuine care for the students and the course content. In addition to learning of choreography, this instructor incorporated assignments and class sessions about the culture from which this dance style originated. I feel fortunate to have been able to take this course.
  • Great professor.
  • I enjoyed the way in which Professor Emoghene communicated cultural education and made our dance class a very inclusive environment. He was very patient and encouraging.
  • Amazing course
  • I loved this class! It is the perfect class to take as a STEM major who sees very little of the arts/ humanities side of the university. It is intellectually stimulating; it makes you think critically about how dance forms are created and interpreted over the course of time, and how the meaning of songs and dance styles are lost. It is of course physically stimulating; too much sweating. Overall, a great experience created and led by Sinclair.
  • An amazing course that I recommend to everyone!
  • This class was fantastic - a twice a week bright spot in my schedule. I loved getting to learn dance and be active as well as engage with a new culture. Additionally, my fellow students were great to get to know.
  • Great class. It takes considerable effort and the level of performance required from students should be reflected in the number of credits earned. currently credits are too low.
  • Sinclair was great!