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Oguike has the most eclectic and inquisitive musicality

of any choreographer I can think of in the UK

Arts Desk

This new duet is a short and portable piece, exploring light sound and movement. It is a study of expressions and gestures and is influenced by the work of sculptor Henry Moore and psychologist Paul Eckman. The two dancers morph and re-mould their sinewy bodies, resisting, yielding and being pushed along by the emotionally driven Stabat Mater (Vivaldi) to a recorded performance with the voice of Michael Chance (counter tenor). 


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.