Art Dept. | Spring 2024 Visiting Artist Colloquium: Omari ‘Motion’ Carter

Omari 'Motion' Carter

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Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, L160
@ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Omari ‘Motion’ Carter is a screendance practitioner, body-percussionist, and lecturer based in London (UK) and, for the past decade, has been choreographing, teaching and performing for music videos, film, television and theatre. Omari’s practice is influenced by hip hop dance culture, screendance, and body-percussion. This combines with his ten years of multi-faceted, dance-filmmaking experience to result in the purposeful creation, presentation, and education of narratives told through dance and the camera.
As a director, videographer, and editor, Omari has created digital-dance and documentary content for Breakin’ Convention Hip Hop Theatre Festival (UK), Parkinson’s UK, Dance Woking, DanceXchange, South East Dance, Akademi (UK), Calmer UK, National Centre for Circus Arts, Jason Mabana Dance, Pagrav Dance Company, and Mouvement Perpétuel (Canada). As an independent choreographer and dancer, Omari has created works for Google, Britain’s Got Talent, Weetabix, Stanton Warriors, Greenpeace UK, Diabetes UK, and ADAD (Association of Dance from the African Diaspora).​
A graduate from the world’s first master’s degree in Screendance at London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS), Omari went on to become associate lecturer in Screendance at the University of East London, University of Lincoln, and LCDS. Omari was co-curator of Akademi Dance-Film Festival 2021, Digital Creative for Pavilion Dance South West and features twice in Vol. 12 of The International Journal of Screendance. Omari is currently on the event programming team for San Souci Festival of Dance Cinema (USA), a committee member of PoP [Performances of the Popular] Moves UK, and dance lecturer at LCDS.
Spring 2024 Visiting Artist Colloquium
Wednesdays @ 5 – 6:15pm
Elvehjem L160
Online at Zoom:
The Art Department Colloquium is a series supported by the Anonymous Fund and the Brittingham Trust. Visiting Artist lectures are held every Wednesday during the academic year, and are free and open to the public.
Discover the latest developments in Fine art, Craft, and Design at our free public lectures by some of the nation’s most prominent artists, critics, and gallery and museum directors.