Tuesday, December 1, 2009


This video compilation consists of two events from November 14, 2009. The first is a video shot out of the window while driving from Mile 2 to Festac Town in Lagos, Nigeria to a performance. The second is the performance itself, at the gala event celebrating 365 days of the leadership of the local government of the Amuwo Odofin area. The dancers are from the choreography workshop I led at the Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria. Additional Sound Track for the video compilation: Eric Dolphy performing "God Bless the Child," on the bass clarinet. In a very short period of time we created the work. Since the Choreography Workshop was all about the individual in the collective, each dancers created for this work their own movement phrase. It was challenging for them. Truly challenging it was for the Nigerian Audience to see a dance without music and the use of 360 degree performance space.