Ofelia Omoyele Balogun

Movement Artist, Choreographer and Educator,

Ofelia Balogun’s practice focuses on the intersection between the vocabulary originating from the African Diaspora in the Caribbean to the world, its connection with dance theatre, and contemporary techniques. The practice called DYR Movement (Dance Your Roots) aims through dance to underline the value of connecting our stories to History as an action for the common Humanity. Among the latest projects: Mirrors (2018, Italy, Culture, Africa); The Willow Tree (2019, Serendipity, UK); I-M-MIGRANT (2019, IRIE! Dance Theatre, UK); Writing with Your Feet (2021, Italy), Tidal (2022, Articulture Wales.) She is currently working alongside women refugees’ organizations, communities, and institutions for higher education.