About Ogemdi Ude
New York, New York
Ogemdi Ude (CBA ’20) is Nigerian-American dance artist, facilitator, and birth doula currently based in Harlem. Her work is interdisciplinary, intertwining movement, sound, and visual art to explore themes of Afrofuturism, memory processing, and healing. Her practice investigates how lived and inherited trauma is encoded and archived in the body, and how we may mine performance for futurity by engaging the physical tools of our history. She has served as Community Coordinator for the Public Works initiative at the Public Theater and is a member of the 2019 NLE Curatorial Lab. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in English, Dance, and Theater from Princeton University in 2016.
Dig/Hear/Sing/– integrates the study of Labanotation with Ude’s own choreographic practice, investigating how black folks can find healing through archival processes. Ude will craft and present a series of improvised scores, after which she will convene with audiences to create a creative reflection on what was witnessed. She aims to incite critical engagement with embodied black history as a means to imagine black futurity.