Following an invitation by Institut français du Nigéria to create a collection of photographs that represent entities "In movement", Tersoo Gundu decided to reflect on the theme in capturing dance moves. Because dancers are he artists of movement, the ones able to create poems in which each movement is a word.
In his studio, Tersoo Gundu photographed eight dancers from Abuja. Each one of them told a story linked to a music of their choice and certain mood or emotions such as being at home, in prison, at the beach etc. They expressed these mental connections with the vocabulary of movements specific to their own dance specialization.
The dancers exhibited are: Emmanuel Osahor, Ballet; Justine Chima Unanka, House Dance; Tabitha Anthony, African Contemporary Dance; Anthony Angela, Afro Dance; Clifford Frank, Heels Dance; Atsua Rejoice Doose, Afro Beat; Mngohol Atema and Godwin Aza, Tiv Dance.
Tersoo Gundu (Nigeria) is recipient of the residency program dedicated to Nigerian curators. This program is co-organised in partnership between the French Embassy in Nigeria, the Institute français of Nigeria and the Cité internationale des arts. The artist will be in residency at the Cité internationale des arts between November, December 2021 and January 2022.