This video is a portrait of the choreographer and performer Qudus ONIKEKU
In 2016, he created a performance lab with the Nigerian dance hub QDanceCenter: « QDanceSession ». The same year, he created two pieces: « We Almost Forgot » and « An African Ballet ».
In 2017, he choreographed a short feminine quartet « Invocations » for the opening of Lagos Contemporary Dance Festival, then the piece “A Brief Moment of Truth” for the TEDxLagos.
Sources: Maison de la danse show program ; Qudus Onikeku 's website
Choreographer, teacher, discoverer of talents recognized on the national and international scenes, Heddy Maalem decides, in 2017, to recover his creative freedom by putting an end to his choreographic company after several tours of the world with his creations (Black Spring, The Rite of spring, But the Devil is walking by our side, Praise of the mighty kingdom ...). In the intimacy of his studio and during many travels, he renews his relationships with the interpreters by conducting videographic research. He directed the film "Abroad, portraits of dancers" and the collection "Collateral beauties".
Artistic direction / Conception : HEDDY MAALEM
Interpretation : QUDUS ONIKEKU
Original music : OMBRA MAI FU HANDEL
Western classical dance enters the modernity of the 20th century: The Ballets russes and the Ballets suédois
If the 19th century is that of romanticism, the entry into the new century is synonymous of modernity! It was a few decades later that it would be assigned, a posteriori, the name of “neo-classical”.
The committed artist
In all the arts and here especially in dance, the artist sometimes creates to defend a cause, to denounce a fact, to disturb, to shock. Here is a panorama of some "committed" choreographic creations.
La part des femmes, une traversée numérique
Qudus Onikeku - Reclaim a forgotten memory
CHRISTIAN & FRANÇOIS BEN AÏM – VITAL MOMENTUM
Discover Indian dance through choreographic creations which unveil it, evoke it, revisit it or transform it!
DANCE AND DIGITAL ARTS
Why do I dance ?
Panorama of different artistic collaborations, from « couples » of choreographers to creations involving musicians or plasticians
Meeting with literature
Collaboration between a choreographer and a writer can lead to the emergence of a large number of combinations. If sometimes the choreographer creates his dance around the work of an author, the writer can also choose dance as the subject of his text.
Dance and performance
Here is a sample of extracts illustrating burlesque figures in Performances.
Presentation of the Round’s figure in choreography.
The Dance Biennale
Female / male
A walk between different conceptions and receptions of genres in different styles and eras of dance.
Dance and visual arts
Dance and visual arts have often been inspiring for each other and have influenced each other. This Parcours can not address all the forms of their relations; he only tries to show the importance of plastic creation in some choreographies.
Arts of motion
Generally associated with circus arts, here is a Journey that will take you on a stroll through different artists from this world.