Patricia Okenwa

Patricia Okenwa

Choreographer, dancer

  • Location: London
  • Freelancer: Available

A choreographer and dancer with Rambert for the past 11 years and now working towards her first main stage commission for the company in 2016, Patricia is also a founder member of New Movement Collective, whose interdisciplinary, site specific productions have earned them a nomination for best new company at the 2014 and 2015 Critics Award.
Her choreographic style is informed by her need to explore physical extremes and the wish to bring emotional content fueled by authentic experience to the stage.
Most recently she was commissioned to create Ride, a new solo for BBC Young Dancer 2015 winner Connor Scott.
II. Void 2015, No.1 Convergence 2014, Solo 2013 and three pieces 2014 are recent studies of specific dynamics, while previous ensemble works e.g Memoria 2013 and Hold Me 2010, have given her opportunity to collaborate with composers and designers.

Work History

Dancer/Choreographer - NMC New Movement Collective

Jun 2010 - Present

Dancer/ Choreographer - Rambert

Aug 2004 - Present

Freelance Contemporary Dance Teacher - Rambert School, Rambert

Aug 2003 - Present

Choreographer - English National Ballet Youth Dance Company

Aug 2015 - Aug 2015

Choreographer - London Contemporary Dance School

Jul 2015 - Jul 2015

Choreographer - BBC Young Dancer 2015

Mar 2015 - May 2015

Education

Choreography - N/a - Sadler's Wells Summer University

Sep 2015 - Present

Ballet and Contemporary Dance - HNC, HND, professional diploma - Rambert School

Aug 1998 - Jul 2001

Skills

  • Choreography
  • Classical Ballet
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Improvisation
  • Live Performance
  • Movement
  • Teaching

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