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An Evening with Dickson Mbi and friends

Sat 2 February

An Evening with Dickson Mbi & Friends

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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.

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.

Performing alongside Dickson Mbi is ‘Simple Cypher’ who will be performing a re-work of their piece ‘Roll up, roll up’. A combination of Hip Hop and Circus, Cyr wheel and juggling meets musicality, originality and play.

Performance poet and progressive hip-hop artist LyricL will present an exclusive set including a poetry reading from her published book ‘AmaZEN’. Prepare for a troubadour journey with an effect of wonder and tender through beats rhyme and verses.

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
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.

The workshop will cost £3 or book in advance for Dickson’s show An Evening with Dickson Mbi & Friends’ and receive a ticket to the Fiyahouse workshop for free.