Elevate Chicago Dance

Chicago Cultural Center 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL, United States

AFRO+SPACE+TIME Co-collaborators and co-performers: Onye Ozuzu + Qudus Onikeku Musical Score Composer: Ben LaMar Gay AFRO+SPACE+TIME is an improvisational performance with choreographer/performer Onye Ozuzu, Nigerian choreographer/performer Qudus Onikeku, and musician Ben LaMar Gay. Holding reincarnation as the existential foundation, the momentum of our gathering is a non- linear, cyclical relationship to time and a psychic, […]


Gibney 280 Broadway, New York, NY, United States

Join Bates Dance Festival & Gibney for our 5th annual five-day winter intensive! Focused on inspired dancing and creative exchange, this intensive is designed for intermediate and advanced dancers and will include classes with teachers and other professionals of the field. Limited Drop-Ins for Individual 11:00 am Modern and 1:30 pm Improvisation Available: $20 1:30-3:00pm […]

danceGATHERING 2019

QDanceCenter GLOVER HALL 4 Custom Street, Lagos, Nigeria

danceGATHERING is an annual Dance Lab and Anti-disciplinary Festival which takes place in Lagos Nigeria, it is co-curated by Qudus Onikeku, dancer, choreographer and artistic director of the QDance Center Lagos, and Onye Ozuzu, the Dean of the School of Arts, University of Florida USA. ​ danceGATHERING is coming back bigger and better in 2019. For […]

Touch My Beloved’s Thought @ University of Wisconsin-Parkside

University of Wisconsin-Parkside Kenosha, IL, United States

A live dance and music performance in honor of Charles Mingus’ album "Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, made in collaboration with jazz composer Greg Ward, and originally commissioned by Links Hall and Constellation. The work received the Black Excellence Award (2014-2015) for Special Achievement in Choreography by the African American Arts Alliance.

Project Tool Residency @ Dancing Grounds

Dancing Grounds 3705 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA, United States

The Project Tool team will be in residence at Dancing Grounds in New Orleans to prepare for the fall 2019 premiere. The Project Tool residency will occur alongside Dance for Social Change, Dancing Grounds' annual festival centered at the intersection of arts and advocacy efforts and driven by their high school dance company, DG Uprising. […]

Project Tool @ The Ragdale Foundation

Ragdale Foundation 1260 Green Bay Rd, Lake Forest, IL, United States

The Project Tool team will be in residence at the Ragdale Foundation.

Bates Dance Festival

Bates Dance Festival Bates College, Lewiston, ME, United States

Technology of the Circle Ozuzu and Onikeku are contemporary performance artists who approach improvisation through a shared transnational Africanness that is networked in the African Diaspora: Nigeria-US and Nigeria-France, respectively. This co-taught improvisational, process-based course is steeped in their respective understandings of Africanist aesthetics. Technology of the Circle will explore the circle as a structure […]

Project Tool Premiere

Sweet Water Foundation 5749 S Perry Ave, Chicago, IL, United States

PROJECT TOOL is a dance and movement performance choreographed to enable the dancers to explore the relationship between mind, body, and tool—in part through the process of building their own dance floor as part of the performance. As the dancers investigate and engage to build a wood, sprung dance floor, they collaborate with tools as […]

danceGathering Artist Applications Due

ADCAI is now accepting applications from Chicago-based artists looking to join us in Lagos, Nigeria for danceGATHERING 2020! All applications as due January 31, 2020. If you are interested, please click HERE for details. Questions? Please contact Bridgette at bridgette@ozuzudances.com.