A triple bill by world-renowned hip-hop dancer Dickson and friends, including his spiritual piece ‘Duende’.
Developed over one year Duende represents a significant milestone in Dickson Mbi’s artistic journey. This twenty minute solo with lighting by award winning designer Fabiana Piccioli and an original score by Roger Goula intuitively brings together memories from Dickson’s ancestral African heritage, his elite popping skills and his training in contemporary dance.
A journey, a memory, a reflection, a ritual and a personal narrative Dickson’s ‘Duende’ is a revelation of the soul, breaking the habit of concealing what makes us who we are and finding the confidence to put our soul, its history, and our feelings on display.
Dickson Mbi creates an otherworldly fairy tale that brings to life the emotions revealed in these moments of light.
Choreographed & performed by Dickson Mbi
Lighting Design Fabiana Piccioli
Composer “Awe” Roger Goula
Composer “Ploughing” Armand Amar
Rehearsal Support Kenny Ho, Thomasian Gulgec & Patricia Rianne
Producer Farooq Chaudhry
Special thanks to all of Dickson’s collaborators: Andreas Reyneke for his Pilates body work training leading up to this work; Farooq Chaudhry for his constant support, care and encouragement through out this process; The DAD Team at One DanceUK for opening doors.
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