Seonagh Odhiambo, a renowned choreographer and former predoctoral fellow with the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men, has focused her work on water, creating several dances for the concert stage and site specific works. On Wednesday, March 21, the day before “World Water Day,” Odhiambo and dancers from her Los Angeles and Toronto-based dance company, Asava Dance, will share a public performance and workshop at The Roundhouse, in Vancouver, Canada.
“Water reaches into new areas, forms connections, and breathes life,” says Odhiambo. “As I contemplate the connective power of water, I want to be touched by audiences and individuals on different shores.”
Odhiambo received both her B.A. and M.A. from the University of British Columbia in 1995 and 2000 respectively. She received her Ph.D. in dance from the Temple University in 2009. She served as a predoctoral fellow for the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men in 2006. Currently, Odhiambo serves as an assistant professor in dance education at California State University, Los Angeles.
Contributions of movements, words or images about water are being accepted through the “Art of Engagement” network. Those interested in submitting a short video (no longer than three minutes) must do so by World Water Day, March 22, 2012.