PRESS RELEASE: 27 January 2015
Uchenna Dance presents Our Mighty Groove
Our Mighty Groove is an immersive and interactive piece set within a New York underground House nightclub. The audience is both spectator and participant as they observe and experience the individual attributes of five club goers. Let the music take over you as you experience a blend of House, Vogue and Waacking, combined with African and Contemporary dance fused together for what is, Uchenna Dance’s signatory aesthetic.
Following a sell out premiere at the Lilian Baylis, Sadlers Wells in 2013, Our Mighty Groove has been developed into a full-length production. The piece is inspired by choreographer Vicki Igbokwe’s baptism of fire at a New York underground club as she recreates an authentic setting and characters that are based on those she encountered. Vicki Igbokwe, Creative Director of Uchenna Dance said:
“Dancing in New York was a life changing experience for me. I was literally baptised on the dance floor of this underground club; I came in as this shy and nervous individual who felt out of her comfort zone and left a confident woman embraced by a loving community of dancers. I wanted to return to London and share this experience with everyone!
Our Mighty Groove is for the PEOPLE irrespective of your gender, sexual orientation, age, race, class, education or economic status. Just let the story unfold as you create your own memories.”
Dancers: Shanelle Clemenson, Diana Igbokwe, Habibat Ajayi and Sheila Attah.
Run Time: 50 minutes