Lock and Release with Ogemdi Ude


Oct 18 2020


Eastern Time
12:00 pm




CLASS: In this hour-long class, we will search for areas of weight and tension in our bodies and access them in our dancing. We will begin with a brief warm-up to gently wake our Sunday morning bodies, before leading into guided improvisation for movement and voice, and ending in a short, DIY, phrase. We will actively listen to tensions in our body that we rather forget. What healing potential can we uncover there?


BIO: Ogemdi Ude is a Nigerian-American dance artist, educator, and doula based in Harlem, New York. She aims to incite critical engagement with embodied black history as a means to imagine black futurity. Her work has been presented at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Danspace Project, Gibney, Center for Performance Research, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Streb Lab for Action Mechanics, and for BAM’s DanceAfrica festival. She currently serves as Head of Movement for Drama at Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan and is adjunct faculty in the Dance MFA at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Photo by Geoffrey O Connor.


Class is $1-35+ (no one turned away for lack of funds). If you would like to sponsor a person to take class, simply double your payment!
Venmo: @Ogemdi-Ude
CashApp: $OgemdiUde
Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/ogemdiude


Zoom Link: zoom.us/j/3093774924
Zoom password: 640262

Photo Description: In the foreground, Ogemdi stands with her right hand raised directly above and in front of her, her elbow slightly bent and her fingers softened in a supple curl. Her gaze extends upwards towards her hand, exposing the juncture of her neck. Light streams in from the left side, illuminating her black skin and hair, the shimmery fabric of her velvet shirt, the earring dangling from her left ear. behind her the cyc is lit in a brillant royal blue hue. End description.

(Class hosted by @freeskewl)
Photo: Geoffrey O’ Connor

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 18 2020
  • Time: 12:00 pm

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