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Choreographer Profile: Vicki Igbokwe

Tuesday 17 March 2015

Pictured: Vicki Igbokwe; Photo (c) 2015 Daniel Spencer.

This post continues a series of articles focusing on artists who work with State of Emergency. Vicki is bringing her charisma and energy to bear on SoE’s international collaboration, Where Is Home?

Vicki Igbokwe is the Founder, Creative Director and Choreographer of Uchenna Dance (UD). She also works independently as a Choreographer, Teacher, Lecturer and Curator.

She is passionate about people, sharing and enabling everyone she works with to realise and achieve their full potential, using the creative catalyst of DANCE.  This passion is matched by her love of music and club styles House Dance, Waacking and Vogue that she uses alongside African and Contemporary Dance to create productions, classes, workshops and events.

Her work with UD and independently has enabled her to work with a wide range of educational institutions, people, venues and companies including Kingston University, Middlesex University, WAC Arts, The University of East London, Rafael Bonachela, Luca Silvestrini, Jeanefer Jean-Charles, Sadler’s Wells, Theatre Louise Aragon (Paris, France) The South Bank Centre, Tanzhaus Nrw (Dusseldorf, Germany), Nike UK, Ireland and Europe, Jack Morton Worldwide, Five Currents and World Wide Shows.

Vicki’s most recent credits include: Mass Movement coordinator of the opening and closing ceremonies for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (London 2012). Mass Movement Choreographer of the opening ceremonies for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Sochi 2014), Choreography Coordinator for Opening Ceremony of Commonwealth Games (Glasgow 2014), Sadler’s Wells Wild Card Curator and Artist (Between The Lines, 2013), Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD) Trailblazer (2007-2008) and Trailblazer CHAMPION (2012-2013).

“Gobsmacked by the combination of aesthetic, intellectual and emotional energy of the pieces curated by Vicki Igbokwe in tonight’s Between The Lines, I spent a while thinking before writing this post and still don’t think I can do it justice. What I can do is share a little of how the evening worked for me, hoping this helps you start to read between the lines of a beautifully conceived curation.”

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Sadler’s Wells Wild Card, Between the Lines 2013

Pictured: Vicki Igbokwe; Photo (c) 2015 Daniel Spencer.

This post continues a series of articles focusing on artists who work with State of Emergency. Vicki is bringing her charisma and energy to bear on SoE’s international collaboration, Where Is Home?

Vicki Igbokwe is the Founder, Creative Director and Choreographer of Uchenna Dance (UD). She also works independently as a Choreographer, Teacher, Lecturer and Curator.

She is passionate about people, sharing and enabling everyone she works with to realise and achieve their full potential, using the creative catalyst of DANCE.  This passion is matched by her love of music and club styles House Dance, Waacking and Vogue that she uses alongside African and Contemporary Dance to create productions, classes, workshops and events.

Her work with UD and independently has enabled her to work with a wide range of educational institutions, people, venues and companies including Kingston University, Middlesex University, WAC Arts, The University of East London, Rafael Bonachela, Luca Silvestrini, Jeanefer Jean-Charles, Sadler’s Wells, Theatre Louise Aragon (Paris, France) The South Bank Centre, Tanzhaus Nrw (Dusseldorf, Germany), Nike UK, Ireland and Europe, Jack Morton Worldwide, Five Currents and World Wide Shows.

Vicki’s most recent credits include: Mass Movement coordinator of the opening and closing ceremonies for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (London 2012). Mass Movement Choreographer of the opening ceremonies for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Sochi 2014), Choreography Coordinator for Opening Ceremony of Commonwealth Games (Glasgow 2014), Sadler’s Wells Wild Card Curator and Artist (Between The Lines, 2013), Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD) Trailblazer (2007-2008) and Trailblazer CHAMPION (2012-2013).

“Gobsmacked by the combination of aesthetic, intellectual and emotional energy of the pieces curated by Vicki Igbokwe in tonight’s Between The Lines, I spent a while thinking before writing this post and still don’t think I can do it justice. What I can do is share a little of how the evening worked for me, hoping this helps you start to read between the lines of a beautifully conceived curation.”

Dance Tog Blog

Sadler’s Wells Wild Card, Between the Lines 2013