movement is a gift and we are compelled to use it whether we like it or not.
Karen Bradley: University Of Maryland
Israel Wekpe: University of Benin
Sharon Mansur: University Of Maryland
Christopher Ugolo: University of Benin
Miriam Phillips: University Of Maryland
Austin Asagba: University of Benin
Juliet Urevbu: University Preparatory Secondary School
WXYZ Art Factory, Benin City, Nigeria. (2008 - 2013)
Sinclair Dance, Virginia, USA. (2013 - p.)
Born in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. I earned my B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Benin 2007, and my M.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography, from the University of Maryland, College Park..
I Investigate and create original dances, with a practice of daily dance making, minimalism, physical, theoretical dance practices and curiosity about the unknown,
I identify as: experimentalist, educator, choreographer, teacher and mentor and most of all I continue to be an avid student and learner. The type of work I do is hugely collaborative, and reflects my training in theater, cultures of Africa and contemporary dance forms.
Through collaborations I have tackled topics beyond the boundaries of dance. I 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, I have accessed unconventional spaces, and unconventional movement as a tool for my creations.