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Patricia Okenwa

German-Nigerian choreographer Patricia Okenwa trained at John Neumeier School of Hamburg Ballet and at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Patricia was a dancer for Rambert Dance Company for 12 years and invited to choreograph for the company in 2016. Hydrargyrum toured the UK and had its London premiere at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. A founding member of New Movement Collective focused on interdisciplinary, site specific work she was also part of the second cohort of Sadler’s Wells Summer University 2015-18.

Recently Patricia directed and choreographed the opera short film Ariadne by Elena Langer and Glyn Maxwell for English Touring Opera's 2021 digital season. She developed Stabat Mater for B-Motion Festival in Italy (2017) and Theater Festival Boulevard in the Netherlands (2018). Recent choreographic projects include Glitch for Renaud Wiser Company (2018); Becoming for Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and touch each feel other for Edge Dance Company (2017); Scenes from Daphnis and Chloe for MusicArt London (2017); and Ride for BBC Young Dancer winner Connor Scott’s grand final performance in 2015.

Exploring the possibilities of performance and digital art, Patricia collaborated on VR experiences Camouflage (2018) and Dust (2017) with digital artists Maria Júdová and Andrej Boleslavsky.

As a movement director Patricia worked on Torn by Nathaniel Pierre-White at the Royal Court Theatre (2016) and augmented reality performance for the EE Baftas (2021) for world first Livestream to the Round. She participated in the Doorway Project 2021 led by Kate Flatt and Elufowoju Jr.