Vision, Mission and History

The vision is to become a leading, diverse, forward thinking creative force within the dance world that transcends both the Contemporary and Urban worlds alike. Creating a diverse group of beneficiary’s and stakeholders that will access the organisation and all it has to offer.

 

The mission is to provide high quality dance experiences for beneficiaries at different stages of dance, from first timers to professionals and all in between. We aim to educate our beneficiaries while allowing them to develop their own sense of self within dance utilising the Uchenna style of movement, management and creativity.

 

History


The Uchenna Dance Company (UDC) was founded in January 2009 by Vicki Igbokwe, Creative Director. Starting as a community group focusing on choreography and creating work for stage. Vicki Igbokwe used the company as a vessel to experiment with ideas and styles. The founding members were key to her exploration and development as a choreographer and she made a conscious decision to spend 2009 training, learning and exchanging.

 

The only 'performances' during this year were informal sharing opportunities, made possible by the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD). The first was at the Siobhan Davies Studios and the second at the Drum Theatre in Birmingham.

 

These sharing’s allowed Vicki and UDC to test the work and ideas in a public domain.

 

The following year (2010) The company went on to perform at Synergy (Bernie Grant Arts Centre), Live Vibe (Lillian Baylis Theatre) and ADiaspora (Rich Mix and Middlesex University)

 

Uchenna Dance was created in October 2009, Vicki organised her first International event with Aus Ninja of the Imperial House Of Waacking (New York), delivering a series of Waacking Workshops in London. It was here that Uchenna Dance the ORGANISATION was born, allowing Vicki and her team to utilise their combined expertise in management, consultancy, education, community and creative producing.

 

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Wac Arts Welcomes Uchenna Dance - Another Talented Addition to the Artist in Residence Initiative

 

Press Release

 

Wac Arts has always been keen to offer as many opportunities to young people to learn new skills, discover their talent, and consider performing arts as a full-time career. We have taken another step in this direction by collaborating with Uchenna Dance, renowned for delivering a range of high quality dance workshops and opportunities for emerging artists in the field of dance. Uchenna Dance will be part of the artist in residence programme at Wac Arts for the forthcoming year.

 

Oct 20, 2014
Uchenna Dance is successful in its first funding appliaction!
May 21, 2013
The World-Wide Street Dance Festival is back for another year in London!
Nov 25, 2012

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Friday 28th March - Saturday 29th March
Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th August 2013
Monday 17th - Friday 28th June
Monday 12th-Saturday 17th August 2013

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