UW–Madison to host screendance practitioner, body percussionist Omari ‘Motion’ Carter April 7-15

The UW–Madison Division of the Arts welcomes Omari “Motion” Carter to campus April 7–15, through the International Visiting Artist Program. A collaboration between the Division of the Arts and the International Division, which funds the program, the International Visiting Artist Program supports short-term residences for international artists on campus. 

Photo of Omari 'Motion' CarterOmari “Motion” Carter is a screendance practitioner, lecturer, and body percussionist based in London and, for the past decade, has been choreographing, teaching, and performing for music videos, film, television, and theatre. He is the founder and creative director of The Motion Dance Collective and a lecturer in dance at London Contemporary Dance School. Carter’s practice is influenced by hip hop dance culture, screendance, and body-percussion. The recipient of international awards for his work in screendance, Omari’s multi-faceted, dance-filmmaking experience results in the purposeful creation, presentation, and education of narratives told through dance and the camera. 

Carter’s residency will include participation as a presenter at State of the Art: the 2022 International Symposium on Screendance April 10-13, cosponsored by the School of Education’s Art Department and Dance Department; a guest filmmaker at the Wisconsin Film Festival April 7-14; and a teacher, leading workshops in professional development and exploring elements of dance “Animation” (a subgenre of popping) and body percussion.

For more information, including a list of events taking place during Carter’s residency, visit go.wisc.edu/Carter.

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