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Oguike has the most eclectic and inquisitive musicality

of any choreographer I can think of in the UK

Arts Desk

2010

Da Gamba

Commissioned by Ballet Black

Straw Dog

Commissioned by Wired Ariel

 

2009

Tread Softly

Commissioned by Rambert Dance Company

 

2007

Falling

Commissioned by Channel 4

Signal

Commissioned by Phoenix Dance Theatre 

Duet

Created for Escapade on the South Bank and commissioned by Akademi/South Asian Dance UK

Violet

Commissioned by the Curve Foundation, Scotland

F.P.S. (frames per second)

Commissioned by First Class Air Male’s UK tour in conjunction with DanceEast

Of Death and Stillness

Commissioned by Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporaneo, Lisbon

Casual Grace

Commissioned by Bare Bones Dance Company

 

2000

Travel Matrix

Commissioned by UK Rocks National Tour

Play To Win

Commissioned by Soho Theatre and co-produced with Yellow Earth Theatre

Seen of Angels

Commissioned by Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporaneo, Lisbon

 

1998

Prime Origin

Commissioned by Acarte Theatre, Lisbon as part of 'The Body to Body' Festival

The Brutality of Fact

Created with an award from the Jerwood Foundation

Spool of Threads

Created with an award from the Robin Howard Foundation

Amongst Shadows

Created with an award from the Robin Howard Foundation

Pulse

Commissioned by Harrison Birtwistle educational project in collaboration with musicians from the London Sinfonietta

 

Media

You unconsciously breathe more deeply, you smile with sense of well-being, when a line of Oguike dancers drive over the stage defiantly smacking their bare feet on the ground, or throw clenched fists exultantly over their heads.

The Arts Desk

Everything is fantastically fast, tight-sprung and emphatically muscular - you begin to see why Oguike's dancers look sturdy.

Independent on Sunday

The action is also dense with human drive and desire.

The Guardian

Oguike seems to have stripped the Vivaldi of its entire original “programme” and re-examined it as pure music. In other words, the swings between hot and cold in V4: The Seasons are at least as emotional as they are meteorological.

Telegraph