The Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to announce Qudus Onikeku, one of the preeminent Nigerian choreographers working today, as Winter 2013 Granada Artist-in-Residence.
Born in Lagos, Onikeku graduated from the National Higher School of Circus Arts in Chalons-en-Champagne, France. Often inspired by his Yoruban culture, Onikeku conducts artistic research in Africa and has toured the United States, the Caribbean and Europe with artists including Heddy Maalem, Christophe Abdul Onibasa, George Lavaudent, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Jean Claude Galotta.
Frank B. Wilderson, III is an Associate Professor in the Drama Doctoral Program and the African American Studies Program at UC Irvine. He has taught literature at UC Santa Cruz; and at the University of Witwatersrand and Vista University in South Africa, where he lived for five years during the transitional years from apartheid to universal suffrage.