Elegantly refined dance performance about redefined masculinity.
With supernatural white light and minimalistic sound design, Ima Iduozee creates a staged space that is at once elusively abstract and sharply defined. Within this space he unravels an elegant, fluent choreography with clear references to breakdancing, in which his body becomes a living sculpture, a site for transformation.
Of Nigerian and Finnish descent, Ima Iduozee is a choreographer, dancer, performance artist and filmmaker based in Helsinki. His debut solo, this is the title, premiered in 2012 and went on to garner international acclaim, touring in 15 countries across Europe, North America and Asia. Earlier commissions include works for the Finnish National Theatre (Julia & Romeo 2018), French fashion house Aalto International (After Nature One 2017), Stockholm City Theatre (Purple Nights 2015) and Helsinki City Theatre (Perfect Day 2014 & Bonfire 2019). In 2015 Iduozee received the honorary prize of the Finnish Critics Association for the best artistic breakthrough of the year. He has already performed at Beursschouwburg in ‘Cosmic Latte’, a show by Sonya Lindfors.
As part of RE/defining Masculinities w/ Finnish Cultural Institute & deBuren