Gibney Presents: Ogemdi Ude
Apr 20, 8:00 pm EDT
$20 – $25
Performances run April 20-22, 2023, at 8:00 PM EST
CAMEO will offer Live Audio Description and American Sign Language at the Saturday, April 22 performance. See information below.
One of Dance Magazine’s 25 Artists to Watch, Brooklyn-based dance and interdisciplinary artist Ogemdi Ude brings the world premiere of Cameo to Gibney Center as part of Gibney Presents, Gibney’s premier presentation series, offering a rich bend of dance and performance in fully-produced, evening-length commissions.
Cameo is a duet about preserving and losing memories that features a multimedia installation, a live soundscape, and a complex improvised score. In it, Ude and her group of Black femme collaborators engage in an essential Black cultural practice – sharing the stories that make us who we are, even when we have forgotten pieces along the way. Structured as an elaborate memory card game, Cameo challenges the performers’ capacity to process, reinvent, and push forward after facing the obstacle of forgetting in the mind and the body.
Each performance will feature a different pair of artists, giving audiences the opportunity to see the work from different perspectives.
Cameo is created by Ogemdi Ude in collaboration with performers Runako Campbell, Selah V. Hampton, and Dava Huesca. Cameo’s rehearsal collaborator is Symara Johnson.
Gibney Presents is Gibney’s premier presentation series, offering a rich blend of dance and performance in fully-produced, evening-length commissions. This performance was curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa as part of the Gibney Center 2022-2023 Season.
This project is supported by the Harkness Foundation for Dance, Saint Anthony Educational Foundation, Movement Research Artist-in-Residence program, and the Smack Mellon Artist-in-Residence program.
CAMEO will offer Live Audio Description and American Sign Language at the Saturday, April 22 performance.
ASL interpreters will be staged on the house right corner of the first row of seats. Seating for members of the d/Deaf and hard of hearing communities will be reserved several rows back for optimal viewing.
Live Audio Description is accessed through your personal device via Google Meet.
For all patrons utilizing our accessibility services, please email Yolette Yellow-Duke at email@example.com with any questions about the performance, seat reservations, and instructions for accessing the live audio description.
Gibney may adjust seating locations before or upon arrival to assist in meeting accommodation requests from guests with disabilities. We appreciate your assistance and support of a welcoming and inclusive experience for all.
COVID-19 Safety Policies at Gibney Center
Masks are recommended for audience members attending live performances at Gibney Center. Proof of vaccination is no longer required. Nonetheless, Gibney encourages all who are eligible to maintain up-to-date vaccination status in accordance with CDC Guidelines.
Photo by Maria Baranova