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Introducing our fabulous facilitator for the Screen.Dance festival artist presentations sessions - Omari 'Motion' Carter. We are so unbelievably excited and pleased to have Omari come to Scotland to take on this role.
A previous award winner at the festival with "The End of the Block" Omari is a screendance practitioner based in North London and, for the past decade, has been choreographing, teaching and performing for music videos, film, TV and theatre.
His work revolves around combining hip-hop dance influences with a contemporary choreographic process. Resulting in the purposeful creation of narratives told through dance and the camera. A first class honours degree in BA Performing Arts led Omari to perform for 6 years in the West End and international touring productions of 'Stomp!'.
Alongside this, Omari choreographed, directed, performed and produced a varied reel of dance on film work with screendance production company, The Motion Dance Collective, of which he founded in 2011. As a filmmaker, Omari has created digital-dance and documentary content for Breakin' Convention, Parkinson's UK, Dance Woking, and Pioneers History Dance Festival to name a few.
As an independent choreographer and dancer, Omari has created works for Weetabix, Stanton Warriors, YATI (Young Actors Theatre Islington), Greenpeace UK, Diabetes UK, ADAD (Association of Dance from the African Diaspora) and London International Gospel Choir.
Omari is currently studying at the first MA in Screendance at London Contemporary Dance School, and lectures on the Rethinking Choreography: Bodies, Sites and Digital Spaces module, for the BA in Urban Dance Practices, at the University of East London. #screendance #videodance #dancefilm #filmfestival #perththeatre #horsecrossperth #thresholdartspace #videart #choreography #dance #film #filmmakers #artists #artistsmovingimage