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Workshop/ Afro-Ancestral Ritual Movement

Following an earlier sold-out workshop at this year’s PUSH Festival, performance artist, dancer and musician Nwando Ebizie returns to lead this group improvisation inspired by Haitian folklore, ritual movement, rhythm and song.

The workshop joins inner life (imagination, myth ancestry) and outer life (the moment, the group, the senses) working towards a group performance and an emotive release. This is a unique opportunity for up to 15 persons so early booking is highly recommended!

About Nwando Ebizie:

Nwando Ebizie is a multidisciplinary artist whose work converges around performance art personas, Live Art, music, Neuroscience of Perceptual Phenoemna and African diasporic ritualistic dance. Through her projects she investigates the contradictions of identity found in projected personas, the formation of mythopoeia, and the transcendence of ecstatic group ritual. She has performed around the world including: Oi Futuro – Rio de Janeiro, Bonobo – Tokyo, and Mupa – Budapest and supported artists as diverse as Peaches and Charli XCX. Her 2016 debut EP was called ‘Fresh, Raw and Totally Unique’ by Gilles Peterson, receiving airplay on BBC 6 Music.

Her current strand of work was created on discovering she had a rare neurological condition called ‘Visual Snow’ which means she sees halos, afterimages and Seurat-like pointillism dots all the time.

“If Nwando Ebizie appears to be unlike any other artist out here today, it’s because she’s not. The musician, producer, dancer, DJ and performance artist is more like a renaissance woman whose experimental presentations have dazzled audiences not only in theatres but have also captured the ears of tastemakers like Gilles Peterson.” – ColoRising