WORKSHOP: Reggie Wilson and Andréya Ouamba


Reggie Wilson and Andréya Ouamba
WED, THURS, FRI April 14 – April 16
2:30 pm-5:30 pm
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

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This workshop explores various movement forms Рabstract, modern, full-bodied, grounded and rhythm-based movement and postmodern structure. We will utilize elements and movement languages from cultures of the Southern U.S., the Caribbean and Southern, Western and Central Africa. Attention is focused on the weight and direction of the pelvis, the use of the full foot and the use of the full range of the demi-pli̩.


Dancer/choreographer Andréya Ouamba, born in Congo-Brazzaville, started his artistic career in 1993. He has worked with numerous international directors and choreographers. In 1995, his first choreography, L’Haleine, won 1st prize at the Mabina-Danse Festival. In 2000, he started Compagnie 1er Temps that has, over the years, traveled from Dakar to Abidjan, Burkina Fasso, Johannesburg, Paris, Düsseldorf, Berlin, Bielefeld, Seoul, Denmark, Mali, Mozambique and Cameroon. In 2007, the company presented a new creation PALABRE, at the Limoges Festival, Les Francophonies en Limousin and toured Australia, Africa and the Oceania region.

Reggie Wilson (Artistic Director and performer) founded his company, Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group, in 1989. Wilson draws from the movement languages of the blues, slave and spiritual cultures of Africans in the Americas and combines them with post-modern elements and his own personal movement style to create what he now calls “post-African/Neo-HooDoo Modern dances.” His work has been presented nationally and internationally.

Photo: Reggie Wilson, Fist and Heel, by Julieta Cervantes

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