(c) Herve Veronese

Pop-up residence Joshua Akubo Gabriel

Joshua Akubo Gabriel is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and community strategist born and raised in Kaduna, Nigeria. He is co-founder of D’Ate Culture Foundation / Festival and Art Resource Center Kaduna - an arts and culture organization that supports and highlights the creative ingenuity of young, emerging artists, with a passion for uplifting cultural diversity through exchange programs and art project developments. He has been touring with world renowned choreographer Qudus Onikeku in the award-winning piece “RE:INCARNATION”. He just completed his first work “No Man’s Land” and is set to tour and premiere at the Afropolis Biennial de la danse Lyon in September, the African Biennial in Maputo, Mozambique in November. He is motivated by the need for cross-cultural literacy in human rights and diversities.


Amongst others:
Agocha Davies (Nigeria) 2013 - ballet (introduction), jazz and modern dance, contemporary.
Qudus Onikeku (Nigeria) 2016- master class in contemporary with the Germany and French Embassy.
Onyekwere Ozuzu (Dean University of Florida) 2017 - master class in contemporary (Technic- technology of the circle)
Seifeddine Manai (France) 2017- master class in contemporary (technic - Deep Flava)
Horacio Macaucau (Mozambique) 2017- master class in contemporary ( technic -gathering energy and sending energy)
Isaak Lartey (France) 2018 - Capoeira
Maria Angelo (Brasil) 2019 - Capoeira
Nora Chipaumire (Zimbabwe/US) 2018 - Animist Technology
Francis Verret (France) 2018 - Art And Education
Lena Peled (Israel) 2019 - C.I into Floor Wook
Teti Niko (Portugal) 2019 - C.I into Floor Wook

Showings of Re:incarnation:

Centre Pompidou (Paris, FR), New York Live Arts (USA), La Rampe (Echirolles, FR), Les Halles de Schaerbeek (Bruxelles, BE), La Biennale de Lyon (FR), Espace Sarah Bernhardt (Goussainville, FR),

L’imprévu (Saint-Ouen, FR), Théâtre Rive Gauche (St-Etienne du Rouvray, FR), Théâtre Jean Vilar de Vitry (FR), Festival GREC (Barcelona, ES), Festival Kalamata (GR), NUC Hall (Abuja, NG, Alliance Francaise (Accra, GH), Institut Francais de Lome (TG),

Glover Hall (Lagos, NG), Fabrik Potsdam (DE), Festival TransAmerique (Montreal, CAN), PS21 (New York, USA), Hippodrum de Douai (FR), Afrolution (Berlin, DE), Afropolis. Festival de Marseille (FR), Julidans Festival (Amsterdam, NL), Le theatre (Auxerre, FR), Philharmonie de Paris (FR), Theatre de Corniquille (Quimper, FR), Chalons en Champagne (FR), Le Moulin du Roc (Niort, FR), Theatre National de Bretagne (Rennes, FR), L'Arsenal (Evreux, FR), Scene Nationale 61 (Alencon, FR​).