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August 2018

Touch My Beloved’s Thought @ Links Hall

August 26, 2018
Links Hall, 3111 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60618 United States
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October 2018

Elevate Chicago Dance

October 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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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, intangible relationship to space.

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January 2019


January 7, 2019 - January 11, 2019
Gibney, 280 Broadway
New York, NY 10007 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 Improvisation with Onye Ozuzu

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February 2019

danceGATHERING 2019

February 11, 2019 - February 24, 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 this third edition whose theme is AFROSPACETIME, expect a potpourri of dancers, choreographers, visual artists, thinkers, scholars, scientists, DJs, Ifa Priests, capoeirist, film makers, multidisciplinary artists,…

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March 2019

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

March 21, 2019
University of Wisconsin-Parkside Kenosha, IL 53144 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.

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Project Tool Residency @ Dancing Grounds

March 23, 2019 - March 31, 2019
Dancing Grounds, 3705 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117 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. This year’s theme is Reclaiming Our Home: Gentrification and Displacement in New Orleans. As part of the festival programming, Project Tool will facilitate a workshop…

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May 2019

Project Tool @ The Ragdale Foundation

May 20, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Ragdale Foundation, 1260 Green Bay Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045 United States

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

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July 2019

Bates Dance Festival

July 15, 2019 - August 2, 2019
Bates Dance Festival, Bates College
Lewiston, ME 04240 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 for improvised group interaction: the circle of playground fights and politics of Brazilian Capoeira, of Jazz music, of B-boying/B-girling, of club culture cyphering and battling,…

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September 2019

Project Tool Premiere

September 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sweet Water Foundation, 5749 S Perry Ave
Chicago, IL 60621 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 partners to the body. The actual, real-time making of the floor through sawing, hammering, sanding, and nailing has the effect of unearthing an improvisational landscape…

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January 2020

danceGathering Artist Applications Due

January 31, 2020

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.

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