BIOGRAPHY

Photo: Ilkka Saastamoinen

Photo: Ilkka Saastamoinen

 

"Ima Iduozee has the ability to create the conditions for thought processes that happily move between binary opposites." -Dagens Nyheter

"Above all, I admire the intensity - whatever Iduozee does he puts his soul into it." -Hufvudstadsbladet

Of Nigerian and Finnish descent, Ima Iduozee is a choreographer, dancer, performance artist and filmmaker based in Helsinki. His debut work, This is the Title, premiered in 2012 and went on to garner international acclaim, touring in 15 countries across Europe, North America and Asia. The solo was selected for Aerowaves Twenty in 2016. 

Iduozee´s works are often characterised by poetic and physically rigorous renderings, that meet with notions of fantasy, identity and afrofuturity. In 2015 the annual honorary prize of the Finnish Critics Association, Critics Spurs´, was given to Iduozee, as an acknowledgement for the best artistic breakthrough of the year. His on going series of digital portraits, Adventures In The Sonic Future, celebrates the diversity of black cultural identity in the contemporary African Diaspora.

Earlier commissions include works for The Finnish National Theatre, Aalto International, Stockholm City Theatre and Helsinki City Theatre. In 2016 Iduozee graduated from the Arts University of Helsinki (Theatre Academy).