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OYO Presents International Dance Event

The Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO), with support from the FirstRand Foundation, will present a dance event through the Fun2Dance platform, which collaborates with creatives from outside Namibia in order to see how they conceptualise dance.

On Saturday, 19 October 2019, the Fun2Dance platform is collaborating with French Dancer and Choreographer, William Domiquin to work on the issue of HIV, in anticipation for the World AIDS Day.

Domiquin, a graduate from the International School of Dance in Paris, France, was trained in hip-hop from the age of 10 and also specialising in Contemporary and Jazz.

After graduation, Domiquin specialised in mixing his different skills: his style can best be described as hip hop with a hit of contemporary and a jest of jazz. He is a performer, touring nationally in France and internationally with different companies. He appears in commercials and music video. Over the past few years, he has also choreographed many young dancers in France.

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William Domiquin explaining a movement (Images: Joshua Homateni)

Domiquin, the OYO Dance Troupe, led by El-Junita Philander and Desmond Kamerika, with Mary-Jane Andreas, Nelawrence Somseb, Sophie Janser, Jeffrey Ndjahera, Frieda Haufiku and Seun Goaseb, will be joined for the event by renowned Namibian dancers West Uarije, Daniel Kuhlmann and LeClue Job.

OYO Director Philippe Talavera said the OYO Dance Troupe will present, by popular demand, Menarche, a dance piece which premiered in August at the Warehouse Theatre, while Domiquin will present a solo.

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West Uarije with OYO dance troupe trying a travelling section.

“The whole group (OYO dancers and guests) will present brand new work choreographed by Domiquin. It will be an exciting evening. For those who can’t join us, we will have a live stream on social media,” Talavera said.

The event will be hosted at the FNCC on Saturday 19 October at 19:00. Entrance is free of charge.