Nigerian dancer picking up new dance moves in Prague

Photo: Irena Vodáková, Jatka 78

Sanusi Ayomide is a 24-year-old professional dancer from Nigeria. For the past year, he has lived in Prague as part of a Nigerian mission established by Czech artist and UN Goodwill Ambassador of the Czech Republic Yemi Ankemi (professionally known as Yemi A.D.)

Out of 200 applicants, Sanusi was one of four students selected to have one-year residencies at the Czech Dance Conservatory in Prague, with the support of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Interior.

As he wraps up his time here, Sanusi shared his experiences with the Prague theatre scene, what dance means for Nigerians and Czechs, and the importance of authenticity in art.

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Author: Kevin Loo