O G E M D I A K U N N A U D E
I intertwine movement, text, sound, and visual art to investigate how black folks’ cultural, familial, and personal histories are embedded in their bodies and influence their everyday and performative movement. I aim to disrupt cycles of African Diasporic intergenerational trauma through intimate and collaborative performance making.
I work to ensure the wellness of black, brown, femme and queer communities. This extends to my work as a doula, where I offer critical intervention in the high death rates of birthing people and babies by providing hands on support before, during, and after labor and delivery.
My work has been presented at Gibney, Theater Lab, Center for Performance Research, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Streb Lab for Action Mechanics, Lewis Center for the Arts, and for BAM's DanceAfrica festival. I am a 2019-2020 Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU Resident Fellow and 2019 BAX Space Grantee. I currently serve as Head of Movement for Drama at Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan. I served as Community Coordinator for the Public Works initiative at the Public Theater from 2018-2019. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in English, Theater, and Dance from Princeton University in 2016.
I am currently based in Harlem, New York.
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