Touch My Beloved’s Thought (a.k.a Black Saint and the Sinner Lady)

Premiered at Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, Chicago, IL

A live dance and music performance in honor of Charles Mingus’ album of the same title, made in collaboration with jazz composer Greg Ward, and 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.

  • Ozuzu gave apt visual expression to this rambunctious music– Chicago Tribune
  • …there was something quite magical about how [Ozuzu] combined Western and non-Western dance forms to create her collage– Art Intercepts
  • Onye Ozuzu‘s choreography for a troupe of physically diverse but all highly energized and dramatic movers seemed inspired and perfectly attuned to/interactive with the music.Jazz Beyond Jazz