Experience the vibrancy of Ireland’s street art, hip hop, dance and music scene through this special Midsummer Celebration curated by the recipient of the 2020 Midsummer Commission, Tobi Omoteso.
Featuring artists such as Cuttin Heads Collective, Px Music, and Limerockers Bboy Crew, this event can be experienced by audiences of all ages near and far from the opening to the closing day of the Festival. An online video will be available from the first day of the Festival, culminating in a live event at Elizabeth Fort.
About Tobi Omoteso
Tobi Omoteso is a National and Internationally acclaimed Nigerian/Irish B-boy (Breakin’ / Breakdancer) and Hip-Hop Freestyle dancer, training at Broadway Dance Centre, West Bronx, New York and Breakbeat Dance Studios, Waterford. Tobi has been dancing for over 20 years and supports the foundations of this dynamic and influential dance form with his B-boy crew – RECESSION SQUAD NINJAS.
Tobi is the curator and director of the hugely popular TOP 8 STREET DANCE BATTLE that brings together the best of Irish and International street dance to old/new audiences – now heading into its 8th year, the event has been part of Dublin Dance Festival since 2016.
As a choreographer, Tobi’s work has been presented across Ireland including Dublin Dance Festival, What’s Next Festival (Limerick) and at the Irish Arts Center, New York. As a performer, he has worked with many of Ireland’s leading choreographers in multiple media and as a dance facilitator he has brought his knowledge of Hip-Hop and Breakin’ into a wide variety of youth and academic contexts.
Image: Clare Keogh