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ROBYN ORLIN

Mar 18th 2017 @ La Ferme du Buisson

Marne La Vallee Cedex, France
I Was There
Saturday, March 18th, 2017
6:30 PM
La Ferme du Buisson
Marne La Vallee Cedex, France
​I was born and grew up in Surulere district of Lagos - Nigeria. Very quickly I had the urge to express something of myself, and it was at the age of 5, that i began to accumulate series of acrobatic prowess, through my love for acrobatics i discovered dance at 13. Graduated from the ​Ecole​​ nationale Superieur des arts du cirque​​​​​​. ​France in 2009, with a special interest in Acro-Dance, since then i have managed to create a movement identity that fuses dance and acrobatics, while i make my Yoruba traditional philosophy my basis, and combining it with several other influences such as hip hop, capoeira, tai chi and contemporary dance vocabularies, to weave a certain understanding of dance, art, politics and everything in between.

For more than a decade, i have managed to retain a presence in the Nigerian choreographic scene, and became part of the new generation of creators springing from Africa. Relatively known in Europe, in the USA, Latin America, Asia and the Caribbean for my solo works, writings and public space happenings. I have also danced, collaborated and toured widely with renowned artistes all over the world.