ABOUT FAVOUR ODUSOLA
Favour Odusola (Proud African King) is a Nigerian-Irish multidisciplinary artist based in Dublin Ireland and a professional member of Dance Ireland and Create Ireland. He has worked across several contexts from traditional dance & percussion to commercial work and contemporary theatre for over 15 years in Europe (Ireland and London), Africa (Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria), and UAE (Dubai). He is a face that portrays the average African dancer with the zeal to learn and explore.
The main focus of his work is all about creating pieces speaking towards surrounding issues. He has performed as a dancer with the Irish modern dance theatre under John Scott on Ireland’s cultural Night aimed towards community re-integration post-Covid and also with Dublin Youth Dance Company. He was the recipient of a 2021 Arts Council Agility award (Ireland) to research on developing the relationship with artistic collaborators centred around community engagement and incorporation. He is also a recipient of the 2021Create Autumn school on cultural diversity and collaborative practice.
Favour is very adventurous, looking for new ways to use dance as a tool for social integration, education, proper implementation and love – but only if relevant and used right. He looks for new ways to innovate, and at the same time create a platform and structure for young people to understand how important dance is to life.