Dance workshop with Oulouy

Dates/times

Saturday 1 June; 2 – 4pm

Venue

Studio 1, Dance Base

How to apply

Places on this workshop are free but limited  To express an interest please email applications@imaginate.org.uk with the subject title Oulouy Dance Workshop confirming:

  • you are available for the full workshop (2 - 4pm on Saturday 1 June).
  • where you are based in Scotland.
  • if you have any access requirements to take part in this workshop.

The workshop is open to dance artists based in Scotland, if you will be travelling from outwith Edinburgh let us know and we can talk to you about covering your travel costs.  The workshop is open to those working with dance or movement including those currently studying dance beyond school.

We are delighted to be presenting Black by Oulouy at the Children's Festival this year.  Oulouy will lead a workshop for artists delving into the movements that emanate from the key street dances of the African continent and its diaspora.  He will take you on a journey across styles such as coupé-décalé, ndomboló, azonto, amapiano and afro -house, in a format marked by the joy of dance shared collectively.

Oulouy is one of the key artists on the current international street dance scene. Born in Ivory Coast and based in Barcelona, Oulouy combines his role as dancer, choreographer and artistic director with his teaching activity, giving master classes all over the world. In 2022, he received a nomination for the XXIV Catalan Performing Arts Critics Awards and another for the Dansacat awards in the category of best dancer of the year. His novel solo Black has been presented on numerous stages inside and outside Spain, such as the Suzanne Dellal Center for the Tel Aviv Dance Festival, Baila España Festival in Bremen, Purpletanz festival in Berlin,  Grec Festival, Dansa Metropolitana, Damptzentrale and Random Circles. In 2022, Africa Moment produced and premiered his new show Afrikan Party alongside their international team Supa Rich Kids.  Oulouy has also long-experience leading community and educational projects aimed at child and youth audiences both nationally and internationally.

This workshop is in collaboration with Africa Moment.