The QDance Company is a contemporary dance company with International outlook, working with dancers from different cultures and background. After creating internationally renowned works, that have toured globally over the last decade under YK Projects Paris, artistic director Qudus Onikeku, now base his choreographic works, with company dancers and musicians in Lagos.
Qudus Onikeku has over the decade, established himself as one of the foremost innovative and challenging choreographers working today with different medium, embracing an artistic vision that both respects and challenges Yoruba form and contemporary dance, he has created a substantial body of critically acclaimed work that ranges from solos to group works, as well as artist-to-artist collaborations; with visual artists or architects, musicians or writers, Qudus is made of diversity.
Our works have marked relevant influence internationally, having commissioned and performed at most major international festivals and venues, such as Festival d’Avignon, Biennale de Lyon, Biennale de Val de Marne, France; Roma Europa, Torino Danza and Venice Biennale, Italy; Kalamata Dance Festival, Greece; Kino Siska Festival, Slovenia; Yokohama Dance Collection at TPAM, Japan; Correios Em Mouvemente, Brazil; Encender un Fosforo, Mexico; Dance Umbrella, Jomba Dance Festival, South Africa; Nyoba Kan Butoh Festival, Malaysia, as well as tours to over 50 countries tour.
The QDance Company – International Tours.
27 May - 1 June / MC93 Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis. France.
3 - 7 June / CCN de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne. France.
7 June / studio showing at 2:30pm / CCN studio. Créteil, France.
10 - 14 June / CCN Roubaix Hauts-de-France.
16 - 20 June / AfriCologne Festival, Cologne, Germany.
TOUR DATES / SPIRIT CHILD:
June 21 and 23 / Festival Africologne, Cologne, Germany.
June 30, July 1 and 2 : National Art Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa.
July 5 : Vrystaat Festival, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
October 16 : Les Halles de Schaerbeek. Bruxelles. Belgium.
October 19 : Rencontre Teatral Tres Continent. Agüimes. Canary Island.
March 9 - 14 2020 : Columbia College. Chicago. USA.
8 - 13 June 2020 : Rencontres Chorégraphiques de Seine Saint Denis. MC 93. Bobigny, France.
Exchange / Master Class
ACE DANCE AND MUSIC - Birmingham, UK / EXCHANGE.
22 – 24 May 2019 / Black Choreographic Project.
25 May 2019 / One day open masterclass.
13 July - 5 August - Bates Dance Festival - Maine USA. / MASTERCLAS.
21 September - Belgrade International Theatre Festival. Serbia.
3 - 13 October - Afrovibes Festival - Netherlands / 3 cities tour / Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Hague.
Dance Umbrella - London, UK.
20 October 2019 / Screening at the Barbican Cinema.
AFRICA MOMENT - Barcelona, SPAIN .
8 December / One day workshop.
12 December / Performance.