Qudus Onikeku- Spirit Child

Upcoming Dates

Mar 13, 7:30pm
Event Type
Event Description

Spirit Child is inspired by the main character in Nigerian author Ben Okri’s Booker Prize winning novel, The Famished Road. The spirit child, Azaro, is restless, caught between life and death, Earth-bound reality and an idyllic spirit world. Onikeku along with Uruguayan artist Fernando Velazquez and musicians, has created an atmosphere of transition between the enchanted world of dreams and spirits and the world of the living, a space where everything glows with possibilities. Spirit Child offers the audience a meditative journey into dreamscapes, creating a poetry that brings a new kind of truth, or an old truth that we stopped paying attention to.

Running Time
1 hour
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary
West African


The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

1306 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 369-8330