A Dance of fierceness that circulate within the boundaries of Afro-Caribbean and Africanization.. the piece is a weapon that bound voice of many youth and those who sick the liberation of African continent..
In the solo dance piece, “IMAGINATION” Etagweyo Vincent Onokurte a young radiant contemporary choreographer explores through the realm of his body language and gesticulation of his philosophy ideology of racism and conflict. Ironically imagination evolves from the pang from the society and most of the fraction between tribal wars and religious genocide. Over time African humanitarian artilleries (AFA) have been going round from community to community about these issue of tribal genocide, but each time the society is engage in a solution, a sudden destruction emerge. This is political anarchy the society experience day in day out.
It flows like virus beneath the society, slowly eating up people. Then, the prime of one soul to survive inside these hood is not justify.
The music is viable weapon. The instrument depicts the struggles of each stages human lives. Some are in constant influence of the power that falls on hand. Ignorantly using these medium as a point of contact to harm others. Take life and commit whatever crime they want. While for some is the revise of changing the worng deeds. They use these gift to help and change both them self and the society around them.
I have used three music to reach out my feelings of how i feel and to educate people, most especially the youth of today. Two African music and a western dialog (poem) (United Kingdom) the first is a singer named DESS REE. She is so inspiring. When I first listen to music I knew immediately that this song will fit into my creation. I didn't hesitate to grab her track for my work. The second artiste is from Benin Republic. he is a noble chanter-man whose music and voice roar as a weapon and cut arose regions and communities around the African continent. His instrument depicts the how to cultivate traditional and moral intelligence. The third is from Nigeria. A soul traditional musician. A prince whose ideas and intuition of music of life is historical. He uses the context of today's situation. Especially the youths to expresses his own kind of music. His words are rebel in positive minds. Positive thinking. Helping one to know and understand the background of African culture.
The chair is another method of which I used to execute my own ideology and the philosophical mentality of the pang around me. I feel the chair is a weapon of talking about the ills in the society. The wrong deeds that is happening to our people in the southern part of Nigeria. So many people where killed because of the raw material and wealth. Today delta state Nigeriais not a conducive environment for tourist to visit. Youths over there now are frustrated, thus; it leads the youth into violation. The North, is another killing and crisis going on. People are killed in the name of SHARIA law. And so on in Africa. thiese shows how Arfican leaders are tutoring people, children of oyung age fighting in combats with one another.
These is what things I believe. “Even if they refuse to listen to us, true justice will prevail and liberty and harmony will dwel in Africa once again". They can't turn there ear forever. The truth will always be seen”.
Ironically the chair as a symbol of power and destruction, I also place this as a point of contact with every human being. If we look deep inside our heart, we realize that we are not so pure the way we think.
A symbol of peace and unity within the lives of humanity and animals. Every species that breaths and walk on the surface of the earth. I use the wrapper as a way to convey an idea, to experiment in deferent methods and ways to able to show how the mind or the second sense of a humans heart is. In every pure heart there is a spot that is not pure or just. That is to say; it comes a time when a mans heart conceive hatred towards somebody. Consciously or unconsciously the mind on its own conceive these syndrome.
CONTEXT OF THE MOVEMENT
The movement are based on true stories, both my life history and situations around me. Body gestures, words, smiling, screaming, people standing, bus driver and it passengers, market square, the conflict, wars and e.t.c. Each time I see things around it makes me to reflect on something that has happened before or some times I will just visualize stuff ahead. Some people say we artist think ahead of every human. I think that is true , because we see things in a deferent way and react to them in an artistic manner.
The movement which I did in the piece were abstract and mixture of Africa traditional dances which are the influence I have cultivated while working on the piece. Each movement has it manner of approach, each steps has it's own sequence and rhythm, each gesture has it own funny ways or clownish way that depicts animals or situations around. And each time the movement changes the feelings change too. These gives the piece a deferent idea,mood and meaning.
Part of which I'm revolting is to bring people together both old and young alike and lets fight against these scourge. The piece as it is, is a tool of manifesting the goal of liberty withing humanity and the existence of life.