A solo looking into the origins of identity, traditions, and history
110 minutes double-bill with Daniel Abreu's El Hijo
Òwe is a solo inspired by meditations on Yoruba proverbs, which act as an archive of ancestral knowledge, intuitions, and values of Yoruba people. This dance solo purposes to decode a fragmented, personal archive and observe it through the scope of the more objective cultural and historical archives, while using personal and found archival material as concept, visual design, and soundscape, with an energetic blend of traditional and contemporary movements. It is an emotional resurrection of a past that is both personal and ancestral.
“When the charismatic Mufutau Yusuf is onstage, it’s hard to look anywhere else”- Gia Kourlas, Dance Critic, The New York Times.
Warnings: Flashing Lights
Trailer: Watch Here
Running Time: 40 minutes
Choreography and Performance: Mufutau Yusuf
Lighting Design: Matt Burke
Sound Design: RV
Visual Design: Luca Truffarelli
Costume/Props: Nina Lopez Le Galliard
Movement/Choreographic Assistants: Beno Novak & Alexandros Anastasiadis
Producer: Lynnette Moran
The Arts Council of Ireland, Irish Arts Center, NY, Dublin Fringe Festival, Firkin Crane, Maison de la Creation Bockstael, Ultima Vez, FieldArts, Culture Ireland.