Choreodrome 2024 – Artist Announcement

Brooke Milliner. Photo by Naomi Patterson | Isaac Ouro-Gnao. Photo by Ashley Karrell

East London Dance is thrilled to be partnering with The Place on their Choreodrome artist development programme to support two fantastic artists, Brooke Milliner and Isaac Ouro-Gnao, both working in the Hip Hop dance sphere

Brooke and Isaac are part of a 16 strong cohort that will benefit from The Place’s Choreodrome programme this year including two-week long residencies, to research and work on new ideas. Additionally Brooke and Isaac will receive focused and specialist producing and creative support from East London Dance to engage in a period of R&D.

Brooke Milliner (He/Him)

Brooke, a six-time World Hip Hop Champion, has been a dominant force in the global Popping scene for over 15 years. Known for his exceptional musicality, intricate choreography, and technical prowess, he challenges perceptions of Street Dance Styles through storytelling and digital media. Brooke will be exploring his children’s show, What’s Your Power?, using dance to convey a crucial message about embracing diversity.

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Isaac Ouro-Gnao (He/They)

Isaac is a Togolese-British multidisciplinary artist, somatic trauma therapist, mental health scholar-activist, and freelance journalist, his work is rooted in magical realism, Africanfuturism, and indigenous African Spirituality around themes of childhood, trauma, memory, and mental health. you’re a man now, boy is a project by and for Black men (trans and non-binary) with lived experiences of ill mental health, integrating Hip Hop, West African & contemporary dance, magical realism & indigenous African spirituality.

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The Place

The Place’s Choreodrome dance development programmes enabling artists to explore new territories and have access to tailored support. It’s part of The Place’s range of artist development opportunities designed to nurture talent and facilitate the growth of independent artists’ creativity and sustainability. The 16 artists selected this year are researching ideas across a wide range of practices, from Hip Hop and South Asian dance practices, to family works, illusion and magic tricks, storytelling, text and vocals.

Find out more about Choreodrome here