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