I have taught dance continuously for nearly 20 years in all contexts and with all ages.See my Teaching Experience pages for more detail.
I have performed all the UK, with Air Dance Company, Gestures Dance Company, Gorgeous Co. I continued to perform with small scale companies and as a solo artist using dance technology.
Dance in Education Dance Company called Aerial Landings with Julia Griffin – we were funded by Arts Council England. A dancer for Julie Tolentino’s “Mestiza” at the greenroom.
“Isaac and Ekpei” a duet with Adele Isaac for Welsh Independent Dance.
I like solo work as it gives me a chance to explore various ideas.
chAIR – Kema T.Ekpei. Emergency00 – greenroom; inspired by a chair but the chair was absent for the performance.
stARt up sLOW down Emergency01 -greenroom;a semi-improvised dance using my own heartbeat as soundtrack.
ICT and Dance
I am highly IT literate, I am a user of Dance Technology, this is an integration of movement and computers to create and stimulate learning and/or performance. This can include video, music, hardware and internet.
I have written and taught a tutorial for a computer program called Lifeforms (Danceforms) that allows you to choreograph on a computer. Merce Cunningham used this program to choreograph.
Turn 2009 at the greenroom, Manchester. with two Royal Ballet trained dancers.
Kema T. Ekpei presents Ceris Faulkner & Denise Cornal – Non surrectum aliunde humi see the video
Bury Met : Movement Director and Choreographer for Rocian Productions of Peter Pan 2002 and Sleeping Beauty 2003
Guest Choreographer for Ad-Hoc Community Dance Company at The Lowry.