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.