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Monday 22 July: Creating a dance performance in a day

Led by Vicki Igbokwe

During this day-long course you’ll get the opportunity to see how experienced choreographer, Vicki Igbokwe uses choreographic devices and selection techniques to craft a dance performance from material contributed by course participants. You will contribute to the movement during the day and participate in the ‘sharing’ that will be presented to other Summer School course participants at the end of the afternoon.

Learning outcomes:

  • Direct experience of choreographic creative and selection processes
  • Understand skills and techniques used to develop a performance in a day.

  • Participation requirements:

    Prior experience of dance teaching or performance at any level and any dance style.

     

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    Vicki Igbokwe biography

    Vicki Igbokwe is the creative director, choreographer and founder of Uchenna Dance.

    In addition to being the creative director and choreographer of Uchenna Dance, Vicki works as an independent choreographer, movement director, facilitator, teacher, and visiting lecturer. She is the facilitator for the Fi.ELD (Future Innovators East London Dance), trustee for One Dance UK (the UK body for dance), and associate artist at The Place (the UK's premiere centre for contemporary dance).

    Her current touring shows for Uchenna Dance are ‘The Head Wrap Diaries’ and ‘Hansel & Gretel’ - A Fearless Dance Adventure.

    Career highlights include a sponsorship deal with Nike (2005-2010), and work as Mass Movement Choreographer for the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, and the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

     

    Photo: The Head Shot Guy.