Inspired by a personal trip Dickson took to his family ancestral village in Cameroon, ENOWATE means "truth stands". In this journey Dickson encountered a two-headed snake and a tiger that roared to announce his presence at a funeral. These unnerving experiences brought into question his own identity as he seeks to negotiate his London East End upbringing and his animistic practice influenced by his heritage.
The first showings of the work in progress were presented at The Lowry in Manchester in November 2019 as part of One Dance UK's Re:generations Conference and at Dance East in Ipswich in February 2020.
The premiere of the full evening work will be presented at the Barbican Centre in spring 2021.
Choreographer & Performer - Dickson Mbi
Dance Artist - Kenny Wing Tao Ho
Artistic Consultant - Farooq Chaudhry
Creative Producer - Heather Benson
Composer - Roger Goula
Lighting Designer - Lee Curran
Animation - Nick Hillel
Visual Artists - Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones