two black persons huddled together against a muddy cliff

Space Carcasses

Onye Ozuzu
April 15–23, 2024
EMPAC Studio 1—Goodman

Onye Ozuzu, Joshua Gabriel, Ben Lamar Gay, and Simon Rouby are in residence at EMPAC to develop Ozuzu’s new dance performance Space Carcasses. The project will involve the creation of a composite digital space and sound dancer from audiovisual data of three architectural sites.

Main Image: Production still: Onye Ozuzu, Space Carcasses, 2023. Courtesy the artist. 

Production Credits
  • Lead Artist: Onye Ozuzu
  • Dancer: Joshua Gabriel
  • Sound: Ben Lamar Gay 
  • Video: Simon Rouby

Residency support provided by a grant from the Simons Foundation.

Space Carcasses is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by Bates Dance Festival (Lewiston, ME), The QDance Center (Lagos, Nigeria), Bridge Live Arts (San Francisco, CA), and NPN. For more information:

Space Carcasses is supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This work is also made possible in part through an EMPAC production residency and NCCAkron Research Residency.